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1919-20 







Published under the direction of 
THE CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF CANADA 



47th ANNUAL VOLUME 



Congregational Publishing Co, 

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Rev. Dr. Silcox Standing by His Grandfather's 
Grave. 




EEV. JOSEPH SILCOX. 

Founder of the First Congregational Chureli in Upper Canada, at Frome, in the 
year 1819. The Centenary of the church was held on Sept. 28th, 1919, 



The 

Canadian Congregational 
Year Book 



PUBblSHED UNOER THE DIRECTION OF 
THE CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF CANADA 
: BY ITS PUBLISHING COMMITTEE 



1919-1920 



CONTAINING 

THE PROCEEDINGS OP THE CONGREGATIONAL UNION 

OF CANADA FOR 1919 

GENERAL STATISTICS OF THE DENOMINATION 
ETC., ETC. 



EDWIN D. SILCOX 

EDITOR 
4 SUSSEX AVE., TORONTO 



Volume No. 47 



TORONTO 

Priuted for the Cougregational Publishing Committee by 
The Armac Press Limited 
1919 



CONTENTS 

Page 

A Foreword 3 

Congregational Institutions 5 

Congregational Union of Canada 8 

Officers and Executive lor 1919-20' ^ 8 

Constitution • 8 

Draft of Revision of Rules of the Union — Standing Rules 9 

Annual Meeting 12 

Ministerial Members 13 

Licensed Pastoral Supplies 14 

Minutes of Union, Tliirteenth Annual Meeting 14 

Special City Problems 18 

Co-operation in Town and Country Work with the Y.M.C.A 18 

The Forward Movement 19 

Conclusion 19 

Apportionment of Receipts 24 

Social Welfare 25 

Industrial Relations 25 

Public Health 25 

Legislation re Immigration 27 

Legislation re Amusements 28 

Legislation Affecting Women 28 

Legislation Aifecting the Family 29 

Miscellaneous 30 

Financial Statement 33 

Contributions from Churches 34 

Canada Congregational Missionary Society 35 

Constitution 35 

Annual Meeting 39 

Annual Report 40 

George Robertson Evangelistic Fund 42 

Church Extension and Building Fund 42 

Report of Educational Secretary 43 

Report of Mission to Immigrants and Returning Soldiers 43 

Shurtliff Mission Fund - 44 

Church Extension and Building Fund 45 

George Robertson Evangelistic Fund 45 

Subscriptions to General Missionary Fund . 48 

List of Churches Contributing $100 and Over . 51 

The Canada Congregational Foreign Missionary Society 52 

Constitution 52 

By-laws 53 

Minutes of ,\nnual Meeting , . 53 

'Annual Report 54 

Report of Superintendent of Prayer Union 58 

Report of Treasurer 58 

Financial Statement 61 

Designated Ob.iects 62 

Currie Institute Fund 62 

List of Investments , 63 

Summary of Contributions by Ass6ciation 63 

General Mission Fund 65 

Congregational College of Canada 69 

Board of Governors 69 

Ladies' Auxiliary 69 

The Senate 69 

Graduates 72 

Annual Meeting , . 77 

Annual Report of Board of Governors 77 

Senate Report , 78 

Librarian's Report 81 

Treasurer's Report 82 

Report of House Committee 85 

Congregational Union of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 86 

Canada Congregational Woman's Board of Missions ' 90 

Condensed Minutes 90 

Financial Statement 92 

Provident Fund Society 98 

By-laws 98 

Minutes 102 

Director's Report 108 

Treasurer's Report 104 

Department of Young People's Societies and Sunday Schools 108 

Report of Secretary .* 108 

Report of Slide Department 110 

Summary 115 

Finances , 117 



CONGREGATIONAIi INSTITUTIONS 

1919-1920 



Congregational Union of Canada (formerly of Ontario and Quebec) — 
Chairman for 1920, Eev. Albert Margrett, Toronto ; Secretary, Eev. Eobt. Carr, 
Fitch Bay, Que. 

Congregational Union of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick — Chair- 
man, Capt. Geo. Doty, Yarmouth; Secretary, Rev. E. J. Thompson, Keswick 
Ridge, N.S. ; Assistant, Rev. J. H. Sulstore; Treasurer, J. W. Flewwelling, St. 
John, N.B. 

Congregational Association op Quebec — Moderator, Rev. E. M. Hill, 
D.D., Montreal; Scribe, Rev. A. E. Teale, Waterville, Que.; C.C.M.S. Repre- 
sentative, Rev. G. EUery Read, Sherbrooke, Que. 

Western Congregational Association — President, Rev. J. W. Newbery, 
Sherkston, Ont.; Secretary, Rev. Jas. Plant, R.E. 2, Waterloo. 

Toronto District Congregational Association — President, Dr. Milarr, 
Esq., Toronto; Secretary-Treasurer, Rev. Albert Margrett, 115 Roxboro St., 
Toronto; H. M. Bep., Rev. R. B. Nelles. 

Canada Congregational Missionary Society — President, William Copp, 
Esq., Toronto; Secretary, Rev. W. T. Gunn, M.A., D.D., 33 Victor Avenue, To- 
ronto; Treasurer, Frank G. Ellis, P.O. Box 64, Station "H, " Montreal; 
Superintendent of Immigration, Rev. Frank J. Day, M.A., D.D., 19 Edgar 
Avenue, Toronto. 

Congregational Church Extension Society of Western Canada (Incor- 
porated) — President, Arthur Wickson, Winnipeg; Vice-President, James 
Hooper, Winnipeg; Treasurer, Fred. C. Hamiton, Winnipeg. 

Canada Congregational Foreign Missionary Society — President, Rev. 
E. M. Hill, D.D., Montreal; Secretary, Rev. W. D. Spence, Lyon Avenue, 
Guelph, Ont.; Treasurer, H. W. Barker, 56 Lakeview Avenue, Toronto. 

Canada Congregational Woman's Board of Missions — President, Mrs. 
Thos. H. Hill, London; Vice-President, Mrs. H. E. Hume, Ottawa; Secretary, 
Miss Louie M. Silcox, 4 Sussex Avenue, Toronto; Treasurer, Miss L. M. Mialt, 
63 Forest Hill Road, Toronto. 

Congregational College of Canada — Principal, Rev. David Lakie Ritchie, 
D.D.,; Board of Governors; Chairman, Charles Gurd, Montreal; Treasurer, 
Thomas Moodie, 30 St. John Street, Montreal; Secretary, Alexander McA. 
Murphy, 76 Bleury Street, Montreal; Honorary Advisory Governor, Chas. R. 
Black. 

Congregational Publishing Company — President, F. J. Smith, Toronto; 
Secretary-Treasurer, Rev. A. Margrett, 115 Roxboro Road, Toronto; Messrs. D. 
Hilton, Robt. Whightman, C. A. Tubby,. D. O. Wood; Canadian Congregation- 
alist and Year' Book, Editor, Rev. Edwin D. Silcox, 4 Sussex Avenue, Toronto. 

Congregational Provident Fund Society — Chairman, Charles Gurd, 
Montreal; Secretary, W. H. Black, Montreal; Treasurer, Thomas Moodie, 30 
St. John Street, Montreal. 



6 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

Congregational CouiScil of Montreal — President, Rev. H. Pedley, B.A., 
D.D, ; Secretary-Treasurer, Chas. A. Bennett; Vice-President, W. E. Gushing, 
Esq. 

Congregational Council of Toronto — President, W. E. Booth; Secre- 
tary, Rev. Albert Margrett, Toronto. 

Congregational Club of Montreal — President, Charles Gurd; First Vice- 
President, W. H. Black; Second Vice-President, R. W. McLaehlan; Secretary, 
A. J. Heath; Treasurer, Dr. W, W. Watson. 

Young People's Dept.^ — President, D. A. Armstrong; Sce.-Trcas., Rev. 
Frank Sanders; Editor Young People's Dept., Rev. T. D. Raynor. 

GREAT BRITAIN 

Congregational Union op England and Wales — Chairman for 1919-20, 
Sir John D. McClure, M.A., LL.D., D.Mus. ; Secretary, Rev. Richard J. Wells, 
Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, E.C., London, England; Treasurer, R. Mur- 
ray Hyslop, J.P. 

Colonial Missionary Society— Office, 22 Memorial Hall, Farringdon 
Street, E.C., London, England; Treasurer, R. Murray Hyslop, J.P. 

Colonial Missionary Society— Office, 22 Memorial Hall, Farringdon 
Street, E.C., 4A; Chairman, Rev. W. F. Adeney, M.A., D.D.; Vice-Chairman, 
Mr. D. C, Highton, M.A. ; Secretary Emeritus, Rev. D. Burford Hooke (Hen- 
leaze, Bristol), England; Secretary, Rev. Albert G. Sleep; Treasurer, Mr. Al- 
fred Sully. 

London Missionary Society — Chairman for 1919-20, Rev. H. C. Carter, 
M.A. ; Foreign Secretary, Rev. Frank Lenwood, M.A., Office 16 New Bridge 
Street, Ludgate Circus, E.C., London, England; Home Secretary, Rev. W. 
Nelson Bitton. 

London Union of Congregational Churches — Chairman 1919, Rev. Thos. 
Yates; Secretary, Rev. R. J. Evans, M.A., Memorial Hall, Farringdon Street, 
London, England; Treasurer, W. H. Brown, Esq., and Harry Barker. 

Congregational Union of Scotland — Chairman, Rev. T. Templeton, Dun- 
dee; Treasurer, Mr. George Wolfe, Millburn^ Bathgate. 

congregational Union of Ireland — Chairman. Rev. W. J. Davey, Bel- 
fast; Secretary, Rev. James Lyon, Carrickfergus; Treasurer, A. E. McFar- 
lane. 

UNITED STATES 

National Council op the Congregational Churches of the United 
States — Officers for 1919-20 — Moderator, Rev. Wm. Horace Day ; Asst. Moder- 
ator, Rev. Wm. E. Barton; Secretary, Rev. Hubert C. Herring, 14 Beacon 
Street, Boston, Mass.; Treasurer, Rev. John J. Walker. 

The Congregational Home Missionary Society, 287 Fourth Avenue, 
New York — President, Rev. Rockwell Harmon Potter, D.D. ; General Secretary, 
Chas. E. Burton, D.D. ; Treasurer, Chas. H. Baker; Secretary Woman's Dept., 
Miss Miriam L, Woodberry; 'Field Secretary, Rev. W. G. Puddefoot. 

The Congregational Sunday School and Publishing Society, Congre- 
gational House, Boston, Mass. — President, Rev. Clarence F. Swift, D.D. ; Secre- 
tary, Rev. Frank M. Sheldon; Treasurer, Harry M. Nelson, Boston; Business 
Manager, Albert W. Fell; Editor of The Congregationalist and Advance, Rev. 
Howard A. Bridgman, D.D. 



CONGREGATIONAL INSTITUTIONS 7 

CoNGREGATiONAii EDUCATION SOCIETY — President, Clarence F. Swift, D.D. ; 
General and Corresponding Secretaries, Eev. Edward S. Tead and Kev. F. M. 
Sheldon; Treasurer, Harry M. Nelson; Field Worker, Miss Stella M. Jordan; 
Educational Assistant, Miss Mabel E. Patten. 

The Congregational Church Building Society, aids in building churches 
and parsonages — President, Dr. Harmon Potter; Secretary, Eev. Charles H. 
Eichards, D.D. ; Treasurer, Chas. H. Baker, 287 Fourth Avenue, New York, 
N.Y.; Recording Secretary, Eev. T. M. Shipherd. 

The Woman's Board of Missions, 704 Congregational House — President, 
Mrs. C. H. Daniels; Treasurer, Mrs. Frank Gaylord Cook; Home Secretary, 
Miss Helen B. Calder; Editor of Life and Light, Mrs. Chas. M. Lamson. 

American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions — President, 
Edward C. Moore, D.D.; Vice-President, David J. Jones, Minneapolis, Minn.; 
Cor. Secretaries, Jas. L. Barton, D.D., Cornelius H. Palton, D.D.; Treasurer, 
Frank H. "Wiggin; Editorial Secretary, Wm. E. Strong; Associate Secretaries, 
Eev. Enoch F. Bell and Eev. David Brewer Eddy; Publishing and Purchasing 
Agent, John G. Hosmer. 



8 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

THE CONGEEGATIONAL UNION OF CANADA 

In this Union are merged the organization existing for fifty-three years 
as the Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec, and the organization exist- 
ing for sixty years as the Congregational Union of Nova Scotia and New 
Brunswick. 

OFFICEES AND EXECUTIVES FOR 1919-20 

Chairman for 1919 — Rev. M. Kelly. 

Chairman for 1920 — Rev. A. Margrett. 

General Secretary — Rev. W. T. Gunn, M.A., D.D. 

Recording Secretary — Rev. R. Wilson Carr. 

Treasurer — Mr. Frank G. Ellis. 

Statistical Secretary — Rev. Albert Margrett. 

Director of Forivard Movement — Rev. Prank J. Day, D.D. 

Executive Committee — The officers, together with Revs. Hugh Pedley, D.D.; 
A. F. Pollock, B.D.; T. W. Davidson, D. A. Armstrong, A. J. Barnard, G. 
Ellery Read; Messrs. Geo. McGarry, F. Sterne, Arthur Birks. 

Consulting Members of the Executive who may also be alternates — Revs. 
J, W. Newbery, Geo. Adam, M. H. Sanderson, H. A. Carson, B.A.; E. LeRoy 
Rice, B.A. ; Judge Leet, Geo. A. Moore, A. McA. Murphy, W. E. Booth, Dr. C. 
J. Copp, D. Hilton. 

Union Preacher — Rev. E. LeRoy Rice, B.A. ; Alternate, Rev. W. E. Baker. 

Committee on Church Union — ^Revs. Hugh Pedley (convener) ; W. H. War- 
riner, D.D.; E. Munson Hill, D.D.; F. J. Day, D.D.; W. T. Gunn, D.D.; E. D. 
Silcox, A. Margrett, J. W. Newbery, Geo. Ellery Read, Matthew Kelly, Judge 
Leet, Rev. W. E. Baker, Rev. R. B. Nelles, Mr. D. 0. Wood. 

Publication Committee — Messrs. F. J. Smith, D. Hilton, C. A. Tubby, D. 
O. Wood, Robt. Wightman, Rev. W. Henry Thomas, Rev. A. Margrett. 

Social Service Committee — Rev. R. B. Nelles (Convener) ; Revs. F. J. Day, 
D.D.; E. D. Silcox; W. T. Gunn, D.D.; A. Margrett; T. W. Pollock; Messrs. 
Judge Leet, Frederick E. Dougall, C. J. Copp, Mrs. R. W. McLaehlan, Mrs. 
Sanderson, 

Department of Sunday Schools and Young People's Societies — Rev. D. A. 
Armstrong (Superintendent) ; Educational Secretary for Home Missions, Rev. 
E. LeRoy Rice, B.A.; Educational Secretary for Home Missions, Rev. A. F. 
Pollock, B.D.; Editor of Young People's Department, Rev. T. DeCourcy Ray- 
ner; Secretary-Treasurer, Rev. Frank Sanders. 

Representatives on College Senate — Rev. Geo. Adam; Rev. A. F. Pollock, 
B.D.; Mr. W. H. Smith, and Dr. F. A. Stevenson. 



CONSTITUTION 

I. — That the name of this Association be "The Congregational Union 
OF Canada." 

II. — That it shall consist of Congregational churches and of ministers of 
the same church order received at a general meeting, and of those laymen who 
have been chairmen of the Union and are members of its churches. 

III. — That this Union is founded on the full recognition of the autonomy 
of the local churches, and therefore it shall not, in relation to them, assume 
legislative or administrative authority, or in any case become a court of appeal. 

rv. — That the following are the objects contemplated in its formation: 
1. To promote evangelical religion in connection with the Congregational de- 
nomination. 2. To cultivate orotherly affection and co-operation in every- 




FROME CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH— CENTENARY. 

Rev. J. B. Silcox, D.D., a graudson of the founder, preacdiing 
the sermons. 



THE COXtKEGATIOXAL UXIOX OF lAXADA i» 

thing related to the interests of the associated churches. 3. To establish a 
fraternal correspondence with similar bodies elsewhere. 4. To address an 
annual or occasional letter to the associated churches, accompanied with such 
information as may be deemed necessary. 5. To obtain accurate statistical 
information relative to the Congregational Churches throughout the British 
American Provinces. 6. To hold consultation on questions of interest con- 
nected with the cause of Christ in general. 7. To receive and administer such 
funds or other property as may at any time be given or entrusted to it. 

V. — To promote the accomplishment of these objects, and the general 
interests of the Union, an annual meeting of its members shall be held, each 
of the associated churches being represented by two lay delegates, the meeting 
to be held at such time and place as may be appointed at each annual meeting. 

VI. — That the officers of this Union be a Chairman, General Secretary, 
Eeeording Secretary, Treasurer and Statistical Secretary, and the Superinten- 
dents of departments appointed by the Union. That a committee shall also 
be elected annually who, with the officers, shall be the Executive Committee of 
the Union. The duties of the Executive shall be as follows: (1) To act as an 
Advisory Board with the General Secretary; (2) To prepare business for and 
make reports of the Union; (3) To carry out instructions of the Union; (4) 
To aet for the Union in matters which may arise between sessions. 

VII. — The various kinds of work of the Union may be committed for culti- 
vation and guidance to departments with a Superintendent and committee for 
each. 

VIII.— That alterations may be made in this Constitution at any annual 
meeting, providing that notice of such alterations has been given at the meeting, 
preceding, or published in at least four issues of The Canadian Congregation- 
alist preceding the meeting. 



DEAET OF REVISION OF STANDING RULES OF THE UNION 
STANDING RULES 
/. Mem'bership 

(A) Applications for admission to the Union, whether by churches or min- 
isters, should be inade in writing; and after having been read to the Union 
shall be referred to a standing committeee on membership. 

(B) Churches applying for membership shall present a certificate of mem- 
bership in the Association of their district, or if in territory not organized as 
an Association, the written recommendation of three members of the Union. 

(C) Ministers applying for membership shall present their certificate of 
membership in the Association within whose bounds they reside, or if resident 
in territory not organized as an Association, the written recommendation of 
three members of the Union. 

(D) Ministers bearing regular letters of transfer from a kindred Congre- 
gational organization, and those who furnish evidence of having completed a 
course of study in the Congregational College of Canada, and those who have 
passed the Three Years ' Union Course under the care of an Association or of 
the Union Executive, and having been ordained to the ministry, may be re- 
ceived at once on these grounds. 

(E) Other ministers shall be required to bring proof of (1) their mem- 
bership in a Congregational Church; (2) their ordination to the ministry; (3) 
their good standing in the denomination from which they come; (4) they will 
satisfy the Membership Committee in relation to their doctrinal and ecclesiasti- 
cal views and their literary acquirements, their course of study to have been 
at least equal to the Three Years' Course adopted by the Union; (5) should 
the Membership Committee be satisfied on these points and recommend the ap- 
plicant for membership, the recommendation shall be filed with the Recording 



10 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

Secretary, and the application shall then lie over until the next annual meeting, 
when a vote of two-thirds of the members present shall be requisite for ad- 
mission into membership. 

II. Ministerial Standing 

(A) By vote of the various Associations and of the Congregational Union 
of No\'a Scotia and New Brunswick, ministerial standing will hereafter be in 
this Union and transfer to our own denomination in other countries and to 
other denominations shall hereafter be given by this Union only. 

(B) Unless engaged in religious or educational work approved by the 
Union, a minister who has retired from the pastorate or official service of the 
denomination and follows some other calling by which he makes his living, 
may l)e dropped from the roll unless he make yearly- request that his name be 
retained, this request to be endorsed by the Congregational Church of which 
he is a member. 

(C) Any member of the Union soliciting funds from the public must on 
request of the Union submit, either personally or through a responsible com- 
mittee, a statement of such funds satisfactory to the Union; failing this his 
name shall be dropped from the roll. 

///. Mectinfis of the Union 

The Union shall meet annually on the Tuesday after the first Sunday in 
June. 

The opening session shall be at eight o 'clock on Tviesday evening and 
shall consist of the Annual Sermon and the celebration of the Lord's Supper. 
The full attendance of the Union is expected at this service. 

The business sessions shall be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 
beginning at 9.30 a.m. 

Wednesday morning session. After prayer the minute secretary shall be 
appointed and the Committees on Business, Nomination, Membership, Finance 
and the Press, chosen on nomination by the Executive. The Executive report 
shall then be presented, other business transacted, and the Union at 11.00 a.m. 
shall give place to the Canada Congregational Missionary Society. 

Wednesday afternoon shall be given over to committee meetings and to a 
Conference on Young People's Work, under the charge of the Young People's 
Department. 

Wednesday evening, the annual address of the Chairman shall be given. 

Thursday morning session. After routine business, the Chairman for the 
next year shall be elected by ballot without nomination. Ballot papers shall 
be furnished to all members of the Union present, and the votes shall be counted 
by scrutineers appointed by the Chairman, If no candidate has a majority of 
the votes cast, the names only of the two persons having the highest number 
^hall be reported and another vote taken as between the two. 

At this session shall be presented the annual Statistical Eeport. The ses- 
sion shall adjourn at 11.00 a.m. in favour of the Canada Congregational Mis- 
sionary Society. 

Friday morning session. With other business there shall be given the an- 
nual reports of standing committees and departments. 

Devotional hour. All meetings of the Union shall be opened with prayer, 
and there shall be held daily during the session of the Union a Devotional Hour 
from 12 noon to 12.45 p.m. 

IV. Statistics 

Application shall be made by the Statistical Secretary one month at least 
before the annual meeting to the Secretaries of the various Associations, and 
directly to churches in districts not organized as Associations, for statistics of 
the churches, and a brief narrative of the state of religion among them that 



THE COXdRKOATlONAI. UMOX OF CAXAUA 11 

he may prepare a coudeiised narrative of tlie whole for presentation to the an- 
nual meeting, and for publication, if so desired. 

F. Finance 

A collection for the funds of the Union shall be made annually in each 
church, on or near the Lord 's Day prior to the meeting. From this source, 
supplemented by collections taken at the Union meetings, the Finance Com- 
mittee, after providing for other necessary expenses, shall pay in full if pos- 
sible the travelling fares within the bounds of Ontario and Quebec of each min- 
isterial member and of one delegate from each church, or if unable to pay in 
full shall deduct from the claim of each such equal amount as may be found 
necessary; such payment shall not be made until after the final adjournment, 
except with permission of the Union (providing always that no member of the 
Union, whether ministerial or lay, attending the meetings shall receive any- 
thing for travelling expenses unless such ministerial member shall have con- 
tributed not less than one dollar, and the church represented by the delegate 
not less than five dollars, to the fuuds of the Union). 

VI. MisceUaneoiis Rules 

(A) The term of office of the Chairman and Recording Secretary shall be 
the calendar year subsequent to their election, but the Chairman-elect shall 
from the date of election be ex-officio a member of the Executive until the end 
of his term as Chairman. 

(B) The members of the Union shall register their attendance with the 
Eecording Secretary in a book kept for this purpose. 

(C) The minutes of the preceding day shall be read at the opening of 
each day 's session, and the minutes of the last day at the close of the session. 

(D) Delegates from the Union to corresponding bodies, who cannot fulfil 
their appointment by personal attendance, shall address their bodies by letter, 
communicating in substance such information and sentiments as they would 
furnish if they were present at the meetings of such corresponding bodies. 



12 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

ANNUAL MEETINGS OF THE CONGEEGATIONAL UNION OF CANADA 







Place of 


Chairman 


Secretary 




Statistical 






Meeting 








Secretary 


June 14-19, 


1854 
1855 
1856 
1857 
1858 
1859 
1860 
1861 
1862 
1863 
1864 
1865 
1866 
1867 
1868 


Montreal. . 
Kingston. 
Hamilton. . 
Montreal. 
Brantford. 
Toronto. . 
Montreal. 
Kingston . 
Hamilton. 
Montreal . 
Brantford. 
Toronto . . 
Montreal . . 
Kingston . 
Hamilton. . 


W. Clarke 


K M Fenwick 




" 13-18, 


W. F. Clarke 

E. J. Sherrill 

E. Ebbs 






" 11-17, 


i i 




" 10-16, 


i > 




9-15, 


F. H. Marling 

H. Wilkes, D.D 

A. Lillie, D.D 

J. Elliott 


E Ebbs 




8-14, 






" 13-20, 


1 > 




12-17, 


i i 




11-16, 


A. J. Parker 


1 1 




10-15, 


W. Hav 


J Wood . ... 




8-13, 


T. M. Reikie 






7-12, 


A. Duff, D.D 

W. H. Allworth 

J. Climie 


1 < 




" 14-19, 


1 1 




6-11 


1 1 




" 11-15, 


R. Robinson 


F. H. Marling 


W. 


W. Smith 


9-14, 


1869 


Montreal. 


H. D. Powis 


' * 




* » 


813 


1870 
1871 
1872 
1873 


Toronto . . 
Guelph. . . 
Montreal . 
Brantford. 


J. Wood 


E Ebbs 


E. 
W. 


> 1 


" 7-12, 


G. Cornish, M.A 

K. M. Fenwick 

Enoch Barker ........ 


Barker 


5-10, 


W. F. Clarke 

J. A. R. Dickson. . . 




4-9, 


W. Smith 


" 10-15, 


1874 


Toronto. . 


J. Unsworth 


K. M. Fenwick 




' ' 


9-15, 


1875 


Hamilton. . 


C. Chapman, M.A 






" 


" 7-12 


1876 Montreal. . 
1877Guelph.. . . 
1878 rjondnn . . . 


D. Macallum 


« i 






6-12, 


J. A. R. Dickson 

R. K. Black 




" 5-10 


J. Wood 


w. 




4-9, 


1879 
1880 
1881 
1882 
1883 


Kingston. . 
Montreal. . 
Toronto. . . 
Brantford. 
London . . . 


Dr. Stevenson 

S. N. Jackson, M.D. .' '. '. 

George Hague 

C. Duff, M.A 




9-14, 






8-13, 


■ < 


' ' 


7 12, 


1 1 


« < 


6-11, 


W. W. Smith 


" . . . . 


4-9, 


1884 Montreal. . 


J. G. Sanderson 


" 




' ' .... 


3-8, 


1885 jHamilton. .'John Burton, B.D 


H. Pedley, B.A 


G. 


Robertson, B.A. . . 


9-14, 


1886 Ottawa.. . .[D. McGregor, B.A 


' ' 




' ' . . . 


8-18, 


1887iToronto. . .H. D. Hunter, M.A 


' ' 




<t 


" 6-11, 


1888 Montreal. . John Morton 


W. H. Warriner, B.A. 




" . . . 


5-10, 


1889:Brantford. Joseph Wild, D.D 


' ' 




" . . . 


4-9, 


1890;Kingston. . 
]89l6uelph.. . . 


W. Cuthbertson, B.A. . . 


' ' 




" . . . 


" 10-15, 


H. Pedley, B.A 


" 




" . . . 


8-13, 


1892 Montreal. . 


A. F. McGregor, B.A. . . 


' ' 


.T. 


P. Gerrie, B.A.. . . 


7-12, 


1893iLondon. . . 


E. M. Hill, M.A 


J. P. Gerrie, B.A. . . . 


J. 


T. Daley, B.A 


6-11, 


1894lToronto. . . 


W. H. Warriner, B.D. . . 


' ' 




' ' . . . . 


5-10, 


1895 


Hamilton., 


J. R. Black, B.A 


' ' 




' ' . . . . 


" 10-15, 


1896 


Montreal . . 


S. P. Leet, B.C.L 


' < 


D. 


S. Hamilton, B.A. 


9-15, 


1897 


Kingston. . 


W. H. Warriner, B.D. 
(for J. I. Hindley, Ph.D.) 


'^: :' ' \ 




'. 


" 8-13 


1898 
1899 


Toronto. . . 
Brantford. 


W. Mcintosh 


<• 


H. 


* • 


7-12, 


J. W. Pedley, B.A 


E. Mason 


6-11, 


1900 


Montreal . . 


E. L. Yeigh 


> ' 




• • 


5-10', 


1901 


Toronto . . . 


Prin. George, D.D 


" 


W 


J. Hindley 


" 4-9 


1902 
1903 


Ottawa . . . 
London. . . 


T. B. Hyde 


J. T. Daley, B.A. '. '. '. 


•T. 


T. Daley, B.a! '. . . 


" 10-16, 


J. P. Gerrie, B.A 


8-13, 


1904 


Montreal. . 


H. O'Hara 


" 




" . . . . 


7-12, 


1905 


Toronto. . 


J. K. Unsworth, B.A. . . . 


' ' ' 




" . . . . 


6-11, 


1906 
1907 


Embro. . . . 
Hamilton. . 


J. B. Silcox 


1. 




" 


5-12, 


W. T. Gunu. M.A., B.D. 


9-15, 


1908 


Montreal. 


Chas. Gushing, B.C.L... 


' ' 


F. 


G. Rice, B.D 


9-14, 


1909 


Toronto. . 


Hugh Pedley, B.A 


" .... 




" . . . . 


8-13, 


1910 


Cobourg. . . 


Jas. T. Daley, B.A. . . . 


G. Ellery Read 


A. 


Margrett 


7-12, 


191] 


Kingston. 


Frank J. Day, B.D 


' ' 








5-10, 


1912 


Montreal. 


T. B. Macaulay, P. LA.. 


' ' 








4-9, 


1913 


Toronto. . 


G. Ellery Read 


G. H. Craik 








" 10-16 


1914 






1 I 








9-14 


1915 


Ottawa . . . 


G. H. Craik 


W. T. Gunn 








6-9, 


1916 


Sherbrookf 


E. D. Silcox 


" 








5-8, 


1917 


Montreal . 


A. F. Pollock, B.D 


" 








4- 7 


1918 


Toronto. . 


W. E. Gilroy, B.A 


" 








2- 6 


191S 


Hamilton 


M. Kelly 


' ' 




' * 





THE CON'GREGATIONAL UXIOX OF CANADA 



13 



MINISTERIAL MEMBERS OF THE UNION 



Adam, Geo., Emmanuel, Montreal. 

Armstrong, D. A,, 6 Second Ave., 
Ottawa. 

Baker, W. E., 523 Lyon St., Ottawa. 

Backus, J. B., Shelburne, Ont. 

Barnard, A. J., 145 Burris St., Ham- 
ilton. 

Ball, G. W., Colpton, N.S. 

Barker, Enoch, 120 Victor Ave., To- 
ronto. 

Braithwaite, E. E., Ph.D., Unionville, 
Ont. 

Brown, J. L., Snowflake, Man. 

Carr, R. Wilson, Fitch Bay, Que. 

Carson, H. A., B.A., Cobourg. 

Claris, W. H. A., 343 Maitland St., 
London, Ont. 

Cooke, A. E., 1250 Burnaby Ave., 
Vancouver, B.C. 

Cox, J. W., B.A., R.R. 1, Mangerville, 
N.B. 

Craik, G. H., B.A., Melbourne, Que. 

Daley, J. T., B.A., Port Hope, Ont. 

Dalton, Wm., Laverna, Sask. 

Davidson, T. W., 4210 Dorchester St., 
Montreal. 

Day, F. J., D.D., 19 Edgar Ave., To- 
ronto. 

Geach, J., Listowel, Ont. 

Gerrie, J. P., B,A., Edmonton. 

Gibson, W. J. D., Birchcliff, Toronto. 

Gregory, A. E., Montreal. 

Gunn, W. T., M.A., D.D., 33 Victor 
Ave., Toronto. 

Hall, Thos., Wis 

Hamilton, D. S., B.A., Suite 5, Wel-- 
land Court, Winnipeg, Man. 

Hill, E. M., D.D., 366 Metcalfe Ave. 
West, Montreal. 

Hill, W. H., Central Butte, Sask. 

Hipkin, Wm., Barrie, Ont. 

Hindley, Capt. Geo. J., C.E.F. 

Horsey, H. I., 53 Fourth Ave., Ot- 
tawa, Ont., C.E.F. 

Hyde, T. B., 26 Roxborough Drive E., 
North Rosedale, Toronto. 

Hughes, E. D., Montreal. 

Kelly, Matthew, London, Ont. 

Lyall, John, Alsask, Sask. 
Mackenzie, Geo. A., Stratford, Ont. 



Mann, Andrew E., Scotland, Ont. 
Margrett, A., 115 Roxborough St. W., 

Toronto. 
Mcintosh, D. C, B.D., R. M. D. 2, 

Yarmouth, N.S. 
McKenzie, A. J., Bay City, Mich,, 

U.S.A. 
McCoU, Duncan, Middleville. 
Moore, Churchill, Ayers CliflP, Que. 
Munro, T. A., B.A., Morris, Man. 
Murray, John, Forest, Ont. 
Nelles, R. B., 327 Spadina Ave. 
Newbery, .J. W., Sherkston, Ont. 
Orr, A."^J., Wellandport, Ont. 
Parker, Wm., Kitchener. 
Pedley, Hugh, D.D., 60 McTavish St., 

Montreal. 
Pedley, J. W., B.A., 42 Harbord St., 

Toronto. 
Pierce, Ira W., Toronto. 
Plant, Jas., Speedside. 
Pollock, A. F., B.D., Granby. Que. 
Parnell, F. G., Brooklyn, N.S. 
Ralph, Benjamin, LL.D., Chellwood, 

Sask. 
Rayner, T. DeCourcy, Watford, Ont. 
Read, G. Ellery, 37 Melbourne St., 

Sherbrooke, Que. 
Rice, E. LeRoy, B.A., Rock Island, 

Que. 
Rose, E.. Saskatchewan. 
Salter, E. J. B., Winnipeg. 
Samson, Percy V., B.A., 1519 15th 

Ave. West, Calgary, Alta. 
Sanden, G. A., New Norway, Alta. 
Sanders, Frank, Guelph, Ont. 
Sanderson, M. H., Cowansville, Que. 
Sears, Geo. F., Liverpool, N.S. 
Silcox, E. D., 4 Sussex Ave., Toronto. 
Smith, Merton, Vancouver, B.C. 
Spence, W. D., Victoria, B.C. 
Steed, Arthur, M.A., B.D., Africa. 
Sulston, .John H., Margaree, N.S. 
Thompson, W. J., 150 Nelson St., 

Brantford, Ont. 
Teale, A. E., Waterville, Que. 
Thackeray, .Toseph, Ottawa. 
Tippett, B. Y., Springfield, Ohio. 
Thomas, Wm. H., 42 First Ave., To- 
ronto. 



14 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

Thompson, E. J., E.F.D. 53, Treder- St., Montreal. 

icton, N.B. Watt, E. G., B.D., South Edmonton, 

Tucker, John T., Caminho da Ferro Alta. 

Kilo 501, da Benguella Kilo 501, Weeks, E. R., West Croydon, Eng- 

Angola, Africa Occidentale, via land. 

Lisbon. . Whitehouse, Frobisher, Sask. 

Walker, M. T., R.M.R. No. 1, Marsh- Whitmore, H. D., Maxville, Out. 

ville, Ont. Woodley, E. C, M.A., B.D., Marash. 

Warren, E. G., Embro, Ont. Turkey. 
Warriner, W. H., D.D., 681 Shuter 

LICENSED PASTOEAL SUPPLIES 

Naseby, SasJc. — Eobt. HoUaway. J. H. Williams, Waterloo, Ont. 

United Brethren — J. R. Wolsteneroft, D. J. Storms, Hespeler, Ont. 
Gobies, Ont. 



THE THIETEENTH ANNUAL MEETING 

The minutes of the Thirteenth Annual Meeting of the Congregational 
Union of Canada, held in the First Congregational Church, Hamilton. .Tune 
2nd to 6th, 1919. 

The Union Service was conducted by the Chairman, Eev. Matthew Kelly, 
on Thursday evening, assisted by Eevs. A. F. Pollock and E. Munson Hill, 
D.D. The Sermon was preached by Eev. T. W. Davidson. The Communion 
Service took place at the close, and was conducted by the pastor of the church, 
Eev. Alfred J. Barnard, assisted by representative deacons. 

WEDNESDAY MORNING, JUNE 4TH 

The Union was called to order by the Chairman at 9.30. 

The report of the Executive Committee was presented by the General Sec- 
retary, who moved its adoption. This was seconded by Eev. Dr. PeiUey and 
carried. 

Eeport of the Executive of the Congregational Union of Canada for 
the year ending June 1, 1919. 

With glad hearts we come at this Union meeting out of the long four 
years of shadow and storm into the sunshine of the new day of peace. The 
storm is not yet all over, and the rumblings of war are still heard in the dis- 
tance, but above us the sky is blue and our boys are coming home. 

With humble and grateful hearts we render praise to the Lord of hosts for 
the complete victory He has given to us. We remember with thanksgiving the 
steadfastness and moral courage of our great Allies. We think with pride of 
the skill of our leaders and the deeds of our own splendid men. We welcome 
those who return, and we will not forget those who in Flanders' fields 
' ' Beneath the small white crosses 
Have laid them down to sleep. ' ' 
We pray, too, that we may never fail in kindly love to those who have left 
part of their strength at the battle-front and face in our midst a crippled life. 

We give our thanks to the leaders of our Allies and of our Empire for the 
terms of peace which are planned, not only to fulfil justice, but to prepare for 
a new and happier era for all peoples. 

Somewhat to our- surprise, we find, as we turn to our own lands and the 
tasks of peace, that things cannot be put back where they were. The wine of 
the new day needs new wineskins. There is a changed and enlarged spirit in 



TIIK COXGREGATIOXAL UNION' OK CANADA 15 

our peoijle tliat socks better ways in all departments ot life. Here lies the 
eternal task of the ehureh in filling the hearts of men with the Spirit of Jesus 
and bringing in our social life the fulfilling of His Kingdom. 

For these purposes the churches of Canada have combined in a National 
Forward Movement, for the deepening of the spiritual life, the enlisting of 
recruits for Christian leadership, and an adequate meeting of our responsibil- 
ities at home and abroad. This will be fully reported to the union by our 
Forward Movement Committee. 

Our Military Service Board will also report in their record for the year • 
that the Military Service Boards of the churches in Canada have combined in 
a Federal War Service Commission, which has dealt in a united way with the 
helping of our soldiers abroad and on their way home. 

The Sunday Schools of Canada joined again this year in contributions 
for Armenian relief. 

Co-operation and federation of local churches has made considerable pro- 
gress, as between the Methodist and Presbyterian churches and our own, as 
the Church Union Committee will report. 

In all these things the year has therefore been marked by a growing co- 
operation of the Protestant Churches in Canada. We hope that in the grave 
problems of social re-construction the same unity among the churches may be 
markedly helpful. A special committee will present to you a carefully pre- 
pared resolution, bearing upon the relation of our Union to social and economic 
problems. 

In matters more particularly relating to our Congregational Church life, 
the year has been marked by the sending out, by our Foreign Missionary So- 
ciety, of the largest reinforcement for the work in Africa that has been sent 
in any year of the history. 

In the home field the United Brethren Association has completely united 
with the Western Association, a union that will strengthen both Associations. 

The matters committed to the Executive have been dealt with and we sub- 
mit to you, according to notice of motion of last year, a very much revised 
set of Standing Eules, which give effect to the recent growth and changes in 
our Union procedure. 

A revision of the roll of the Union will also be submitted to you. 

The programme for the Union has been prepared and is herewith hub- 
mitted. 

The receipts and apportionments for the year are herewith presented. 

It is with regret that we chronicle the loss, by death, of Mr. Henry O 'Hara, 
ex-Chairman of the Union and a life-long and enthusiastic Congregationalist ; 
also the death, in battle, of Lieut. H. W. W. Copp, who, before going to the 
front, .was Treasurer of our Publishing Department ; also the sorrow which 
has come to the home of two of our members, Eev. E. LeRoy Rice, in the death 
of Mrs. Rice, and Rev. T. J. Williams, in the death of Mrs.. Williams. To the 
relatives your Executive has expressed their very sincere sympathy. 

We welcome to our Union's meetings Rev. W. Carey Walters, Minister 
Emeritus of Victoria Street Congregational Church, St. Heliers, Jersey, who 
comes to us as the representative and bearer of greetings from the Colonial 
Missionary Society. 

We welcome, also, two of our missionaries, Rev. I. W. Pierce, of Harpoot, 
Turkey in Asia, who was interned in Beyrout during the war and has seen the 
sufferings through which the people of. the near East have passed. We wel- 
come also Rev. J. T. Tucker, Principal of the Currie Memorial Institute at 
Dondi, West Central Africa. 



16 



COXGREGATIOXAL YEAR BOOK. 



We have to thank also, in an especial way, our hosts, the Pastor, Kev. A. J. 
Barnard, and the good friends of the Hamilton First Congregational Church, 
who have, at 'such short notice, undertaken to entertain the Union. We hope 
that the meetings and the fellowship may in some measure repay them. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

WILLIAM T. GUNN, General Secretary. 



The constitution as revised was then presented, and carried. 

The Revision of the Roll was submitted, and carried. 

Rev. Dr. Hill suggested that a by-law be made recognizing licensed pastoral 
supply. 

Applications for membership were received from: Revs. E. D. Hughes, 
Geo. F. Sears, Frank Purnell, D. McColl, W. H. Thomas, A. J. Barnard. These 
were referred to the Membership Committee. An application for membership 
in the Union was received from the Union Church, Alsask; the same was re- 
ferred to the Membership Committee. 

On motion the recommendation that Rev. Carey Walters sit as a correspond- 
ing member was referred to the Membership Committee. 

A letter of greeting was received from the Rev. G. A. Sanden, of New 
Norway. It was moved and carried that it be referred to the Resolutions 
Committee for a suitable reply. 

Dr. Guun reported on his visit to the Maritime Union, as delegate. Greet- 
ings were received from Mr. G. H. O'Hara, and regrets at inability to be 
present. 

Dr. Gunn moved, seconded by Mr. J. B. Waugh, that the Business Com- 
mittee be instructed to bring in a list of delegates to the Presbyterian Assembly 
and the Methodist District Conference. 

The Union then gave place to the Canada Congregational Missionary 
Society. 

At 12 o'clock the Union was called to order by the Chairman for the De- 
votional Hour, at which the Rev. Geo. A. Mackenzie took the place of Rev. 
Geo. Adam and delivered the address. 

The Union then adjourned. 

The Union assembled at 8 o'clock. The Rev. Alfred J. Barnard, pastor 
of the Church, delivered an address of welcome, after which the Chairman gave 
an address on "Reconstruction, or The Building of a Better Canada." 

THURSDAY, JUNE 5th. 

The session of the Union met at 9.30 a.m., with the Rev. Matthew Kelly 
in the chair. The Revs. W. H. Thomas and A. F. Pollock led in prayer. The 
Recording Secretary read in part the minutes of the first day. 

Greetings were then read from Major (Rev.) H. I. Hors?v, Rev. W. E. 
Gilroy, and Mr. Walter E. Booth. 

On motion of Rev. Dr. Gunn these letters were accepted. 

On motion of Rev. Dr. E. Munsou Hill the name of Rev. E. D. Silcox was 
added to the Membership Committee. 

Rev. E. D. Silcox then presented the following recommendations: 

That the application of Rev. Edward Daniel Hugiies be granted. 

That the application of Rev. Frank G. Purnell be granted. 

That the application of Rev. W. Henry Thomas be granted. 

That the Rev. Alfred J. Barnard be received as soon as a letter of trans- 
fer comes to hand. 



THE t'OXGr.EGATIONAI, INIOX OK < AXADA 17 

That Kev. Dr. Milan- and Rev. W. Carey Walters be asked to sit as cor- 
responding members. 

That the Union Church at Alsask, Sask., be received into the Union. 
On motion the recommendation was adopted. 

Judge S. P. Leet, in behalf of the Business Committee, made the follow- 
ing recommendations: 

Those portions of the Executive Committee of the Union relating — 

(a) To the close of the vrar; (b) To the demise of certain officers of 
our Union and Societies; (c) To the visit of the Rev. W. Carey Waiters, re- 
presenting the Congregational Union of England and Wales, and the Colonial 
Missionary Society; (d) and to the courtesies to us of the Hamilton Church 
and people, be referred to the Resolutions Committee to present suitable reso- 
lutions. 

As to the questions relative to — 

(a) Peace and Eeconstructions ; (b) National Forward Movement; (t) 
Military Service; (d) Co-operation with other Churches; (e) Relating to the 
Foreign Missionaries and their work. These will appear in the reports of the 
committees and societies having charge of these matters and will be con- 
sidered when these reports are presented. On motion the recommendations 
were adopted. 

Eev. E. D. Silcox, in behalf of the Social Service Committee, presented a 
report dealing with ' ' Prohibition. ' ' 

On motion of Dr. Warriner and Judge Leet, it was agreed that this be 
submitted to the Resolutions Committee. 

The Union then proceeded to the election of chairman. The Revs. Dr. 
Daley and A. F. Pollock were appointed scrutineers. The ballot resulted in 
the election of Rev. A. Margrett, who was presented to the Union by the Rev. 
J. T. Daley, D.D. 

Rev. A. Margrett presented the statistical report. 

Rev. Dr. Warriner moved, seconded by Judge Leet, that the recommenda- 
tions of the Statistical Secretary, that the statistical forms be simplified, and 
that the apportionment be revised, be referred to the Business Committee. 

Rev. W. H. Warriner, in behalf of the Committee on Church Union, pre- 
sented the following report : 

' ' The admirable report on co-operation with other churches in missionary 
work, presented by Dr. Gunn at the last Union meeting, surveyed the co-opera- 
tive efforts of the three negotiating denominations throughout the Dominion. 
The adjustments then reported as having been made have, as far as reported, 
worked out satisfactorily, and others then planned have since been carried out. 
There has been, in fact, a good deal of quiet re-adjustment between the three 
denominations throughout the Dominion. 

"We may mention as fields in which we are specially interested the 
f oUoAving : 

" Margaree, N.S. — The federation of three Presbyterian causes with our 
Church has now been happily effected, the four stations being under the pastor- 
ate of the Rev. J. H. Sulston. This enables them to provide the minister with 
a salary of $1,200, besides the use of two manses, one for the winter and the 
other, which is by the sea, for the summer. The missionary grant has also 
been materially reduced. 

"Economy, N.S. — Here our Church has federated with the Presbyterian 
churches of Upper Economy and Five Islands, under the pastoral care of a 
Presbyterian minister. The federation has resulted in this group of churches 
becoming self-supporting, and at the same time giving their pastor $1,200 a 
year with the use of a manse. 

"Fitch Bay, Quebec. — The arrangement entered into last year by which 
the Methodist charges at Georgeyille and Smith 's Mills united with ours, has 



IS COKGREGATIOXAL YEAR BOOK. 

now b;'en coiifiniiiMl by the .settlement as pastor of the Rev. R. W. Carr. with 
a 8ahiiy eoiisiderably iiu-reased. 

"Union Clnircli, St. Aimc <!r BcUenie, P. Q.— This church lias now been 
in oxistenee al)out sin'cn years. It reeei\es a grant from the Missionarj' Ro- 
eieties of the three co-operatinfj denominations, and is under the direct super- 
vision of our Tnter-denominational Committee, representing the three denomina- 
tions. Its special importance lies in its ministry to the students and professors 
of Maedonald College, a large proportion of whom are in its membership. In 
the recent establishment of a large military hospital at St. Annes, its sphere 
of usefulness has greatly increased. Rev. Norman McLeod, a Presbyterian 
Minister, its first minister having resigned, he has been succeeded by the Rev. 
E. I. Hart, D.D., a valued minister of the Methodist Church. 

" Co-oprriition in Ministerial Training.- — All are no doubt more or less 
familiar with the co-operation of four colleges in Montreal. In this work the 
Anglican Church associates itself with the three denominations. The Theo- 
logical Colleges of Montreal, as they are called, have just completed their 
seventh joint session. The past session was marked by the establishment, 
through them and under their supervision, of a Khaki Theological Faculty, in 
connection with the Khaki University for soldiers overseas ami located at 
Ripon, in England. This was first projected when peace was not expected so 
soon as it came and when it was thought that demobilization might occupy two 
years or more. The College at Ripon will now probably close with the end of 
this month. But it has already, during the six months or so of its existence, 
done very valuable work. It has about sixty theological students enrolled and 
in regular attendance upon its classes. These students represent seven different 
denominations and every province in the Dominion. It is a work quite unique, 
certainly as far as Canada is concerned in its catholicity as a theological 
college. 

SPECIAL CITY PROBLEMS 

' ' The modern 'city presents a number of problems that cannot be ade- 
(juately solved without the co-operation of all the religious forces of the city. 
The inadequacy and utter wastefulness of the efforts of religious forces oper- 
ating independently of each other, and not seldom in rivalry, is nowhere so 
obvious as in the great cities where masses of people, often of an alien 
language, are allowed to grow up and multiply in ignorance, poverty and vice. 
Happily the churches are waking uj) to a sense of their duty. 

"in Toronto a committee representing the three denominations, and with 
the assistance of the Y.M.C.A., has, during the past winter, made a pre- 
liminary survey of the down-town portions of the city and collected a large 
amount of information which jn'epares the way for future action of a co- 
operative character. 

"In Montreal the Inter-denominational Council has for some years directed 
its attention particularly to the foreign population and made surveys of the 
field and its possibilities. 

"It is expected that an appeal will shortly be made to the missionary 
societies of the three denominations and to the Y.M.C.A., which is equally in- 
terested in this work, to join in the formation of a special Inter-denomina- 
tional Advisory Council, which shall be emjjowered to engage an expert to 
examine the needs and the possibilities of the work so that it can be taken hold 
of in a more satisfactory manner. 

CO-OPERATION IN TOWN AND COUNTRY WORK WITH THE Y.M.C.A. 

' ' Reference has been made to the co-operation of the Y.M.C.A. with the 
churches in city work, but the town aiul country districts also present oppor- 
tunities for increased fellowship in service. We note with pleasure that here 
also steps are being taken leading to a closer co-ordination of the efforts of 



THE OONd'REfiATIONAL (JXIOX OF CANADA ]9 

the Y.M.C.A. with thoi-o of the chiuvhes, specially with relation to work among 
boys in the rural districts of our country. This is a movement which mo 
heartily endorse. 

THE FOEWAED MOVEMENT 

"Mention should also i)e made in th's re|)o'i-t of the oix'rations of the com- 
mitti^e of five denominations. This committee has been hiying plans for the 
inauguration of a National ('ain])aign which shall have for its object a forward 
movement in all the chundies. This matter will be pi'f^s^'eiited to the Union by a 
special sub-eommittee of your Executive. 

CONCLUSION 

"These are all welcome evidences of the growing spirit of unity among 
the churches. They are realizing, as possibly never before, that the salvation 
of our country demands that wasteful overlapping shall cease, and that sporadic 
and disconnected efforts of individual churches and denominations are not aiie- 
quate to the great tasks before us; that the religious forces of the country 
must get together in large comprehensive undertakings more worthy of the 
dignity of Christ 's Kingdom. 

"We regret that the definite union of the Methodist, Presbyterian and 
Congregational Churches has been so long delayed. No doubt the cause of 
Christ has suffered through it. This long period of uncertainty has been an 
element of weakness in the life of each of the three denominations. We can 
only hope that a final decision will not be postponed, a moment longer than is 
absolutely necessary. Meanwhile, your Committee would urge our churches, 
while cultivating the spirit of co-operation in all f'hristian work, to be true 
to their own special responsibilities and guard diligently against any weaken- 
ing, disintegration or slackening of endeavour which is so a])t to overtake us in 
this period of indecision. 

"We must be true to our own household if we are to lie worthy of a place 
in that larger family of God, for the consummation of which this Union 
is committed. ' ' 

On motion of Dr. Warriner, seconded by Eev. IT. D. Whitmore, the report 
was adopted. 

The Union then gave place to the <.'anada Congregational Missionai'y So- 
ciety at 11 o 'clock. 

At 12 o'clock the Chairman calleil the I''nion togethi'r when the Eev. 
George Adam delivered an ad<lress on "The dov of Laliour. " 



FEIDAV, JUNE C.th, 9.30 A.M. 

The regular business session of the Union opened at 9.:',0 with the .hair- 
man, Eev. Matthew* Kelly, presiding. 

l\e\. Dr. Pedley presented the report of the Forward Movement Com- 
mittee, at the conclusion of which the following recommendations were male: 

1st. That the Eev. Frank J. Day, D.D., be appointed to act as Director 
of the Movement. 

2nd. That the members of the Union pledge their hearts and prayerful 
support to the movement so pregnant with possibilities for the life of our 
churches and the welfare of our land. 

3rd. That the Home Missionary Society be requested to utilize, as the 
nucleus for a campaign fund, the surplus in the treasury of the Geo. Eobertsou 
fund, and also the income for the current year. As this fund was created hx 



20 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK 

the donor with a special view toward aggressive work, we feel that there could 
be no better use for it than that herewith recommended. 

4th. That the present Committee be continued with power to add to its 
numbers in such a way as to further any plans for organization that may be 
regarded by the Director as essential to the successful carrying on of the 
work. 

On motion of Dr. Pedley, seconded by Mr. Walter Bale, the report was 
adopted. 

Dr. Warriner, in behalf of the Nomination Committee, stated that he was 
ready to submit the nomination of .officers for the ensuing year. 

On motion of Dr. Pedley, the report was taken as read, and adopted. 

Eev. T. W. Davidson presented the following resolutions in behalf of the 
Committee on Resolutions: 

1. The Congregational Union of Canada, in common with the Universal 
Church, desires to offer thanks to Almighty God, for the cessation of the 
World-War, and the unparalleled victory afforded to the armies of the Allied 
forces since its last annual meeting. The Union humbly accepts this crown- 
ing mercy as an answer of God to prayer, and as an opportunity for renewed 
consecration in the service of Christ. 

2. The Congregational Union desires to express its deepest appreciation 
and gratitude to our brave men, who by life, or by death, made this victory, 
under God, possible; rejoices with those whose sons are restored to them in 
safety, and afresh deeply sympathizes with all our families who have been 
bereaved of their best during the war. 

3. The Union rejoices in the measure of success which has so far attended 
the labours of the Peace Conference in Paris, and prays that it may find 
wisdom to reach an amicable and lasting settlement on the problems still un- 
solved. It further welcomes the scheme for the League of Nations to prevent 
the recurrence of war, and prays that these ideals of our Divine Redeemer, the 
Prince of Peace, may be so translated into the life of men and nations, that 
they may be, ere long, realized in a reconstructeil world. 

4. We recognize, with profound appreciation, the Union of the United 
Brethren Avith the Western Association, now so happily consummated, and con- 
gratulate the leaders on bringing the negotiations to such a successful issue. 
We pray that the re-inforced Western Association, as the result, may enter 
on an era of abounding spiritual prosperity. 

5. The Congregational Union of Canada desires to express to the Con- 
gregational Union of England and Wales, to the Hampshire Congregational 
Union, and to the Colonial Missionary Society, its sense of satisfaction and 
delight, at the presence of Rev. W. Carey Walters, their distinguished repre- 
sentative to our gatherings. Mr. Walters, by his public messages and personal 
urbanity, has won all our hearts, and we have been inspired by his wise and 
eloquent utterances during our annual meetings in the City of Hamilton. The 
Union assures the parent bodies of its warmest appreciation, and thanks them 
most cordially for the renewed token of their interest in our affairs; and re- 
quests Mr. Walters to carry the expression of our greetings and good-will to 
the three organizations overseas, to whose leaders we are, so deeply indebted. 

6. The Union desires to place on record its expression of condolence 
and sorrow with the relatives of the late Mr. Henry O 'Hara, of Toronto, a 
beloved ex-Chairman of our Union, and a man of unblemished and beautiful 
character, whose interests in the work of God were maintained to the close 
of his long career, and that copies of this resolution be sent to the members 
of the bereaved family. 

7. The Union also desires to express its sense of loss in the death of 
Lieut. Harold W. W. Copp, the Honorary Treasurer of the Publishing Com- 
mittee, who, during the year, was killed in action, and begs to assure his 
relatives of its deep sympathy in the death of such a gallant brother whose 



THE CONGRKGATIONAL UNION OF CANADA 21 

heroic example is au inspiratiou to all who knew and esteemed him so highly, 
* ' and, who being dead, yet speaketh. ' ' 

8. Eesolved, that the Union extends the assurance of its sympathy and 
condolence to the Eev. E. LeRoy Rice and Rev. Trevor Williams, two of our 
honoured ministers, who each has recently lost his trusted life-partner by death, 
and desires to commend these beloved brethren to the God of all comfort, in 
these days of trial and bereavement. 

9. Resolved, that the Union sends to Rev. A. E. Cooke, of Vancouver, its 
assurance of loving sympathy and esteem in the protracted illness of Mrs. 
Cooke, and prays that if it be the Divine Will she may be spared to him in his 
arduous and successful toil for the Master. 

10. Resolved, that a letter of greeting and good-will be sent to Rev. 
G. A. Sanden, our esteemed Swedish minister of New Norway, on the occasion 
of his retirement, and prays that God may grant him a peaceful eventide after 
his long and faithful years of service in the Kingdom of Christ. 

11. We present our best thanks to the Rev. Alfred J. Barnard, the min- 
ister of First Congregational Church, Hamilton, his office bearers and trustees, 
for their warm welcome to the use of their beautiful church premises for the 
meetings of the Union. We desire also to assure the Secretary of the Arrange- 
ments Committee, Mr. J. P. Morton, of our warmest appreciation of his services, 
and the ladies of the congregation and of Immanuel Church, under the leader- 
ship of Mrs. Tulk, for their generous hospitality in their homes, and in the 
evening social hour, which proved so enjoyable each night. Our thanks are 
also presented to the committee of ladies who adorned the church daily with 
choice flowers, and to Mrs. Waugh, of Stratford, who, in the absence of the 
organist, took charge of the music, and to the church choir, for their inspiring 
ministry of song during the week. 

12. That we assure Miss Alexander of our appreciation and warmest 
thanks for her delightful Garden Party on Wednesday evening, and to the 
gentlemen who so generously provided the automobiles, making the journey to 
and from the grounds so easy and pleasant for all concerned. 

13. The Congregational Union, having heard Mr. Charles W. Bishop, 
General Secretary of the Y.M.C.A., endorses the proposal that the time has 
come when the Y.M.C.A. should be brought into closer relationship with the 
churches, and hereby appoints a committee of this Union to meet with the 
Committee of the Y.M.C.A. National Council and similar committees of other 
church courts, to consider the whole matter. 

14. The Congregational Union having unanimously approved the recom- 
mendations of the Forward Movement Committee, and promised to support 
them in every possible way, further suggests, that power be given the Com- 
mittee to arrange for a delegation to visit Great Bi-itain in the interests of the 
movement, during the fall of the present year. 

On motion of Rev. T. W. Davidson, seconded by Judge Leet, the resolu- 
tions were adopted. 

Rev. Geo. Adam, in behalf of a special committee appointed by the Ex- 
ecutive, presented the following resolution endorsed by the Executive: 

That the Congregational Union of Canada, in view of the conditions, 
tendencies, and necessities of the times in which we live, and in recognition 
of the divinely appointed mission of the Christian Church in regard to regen- 
eration and perfection of human society, put on record before its membership 
and constituency the following resolutions: 

(1) That this country generally, and especially the various governmental 
and legislative authorities, ought to recognize in thought and practice, and to 
enact in the statutes of this country, the right and obligation of every inan to 
work, and further, that every necessary means and opportunity be given his 
children to prepare them for becoming efficient and contributing citizens. 

(2) That similarly, the citizens of this country in their diverse, individual 



Z2 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

aud (.'olloctive capacities affirm, in the true industrial, social, and ethical sense 
of the expression, the principle' of the minimum wage, as at least part of the 
social re-adjustment at which the peoples are everywhere aiming to-day. 

This same to be brought about, not by any sudden or imperfectly con- 
ceived and merely temporary exercise of regulative control, but as the achieve- 
ment of the joint deliberate and co-operative effort of labour itself, of capital, 
and responsible representatives of the community. 

(3) Further, and in correspondence with the spirit and real purport of 
the foregoing resolutions, the cardinal principle of the supreme worth or value 
of the personality of the human individual (man, Avoman or child), and of the 
highest possible developments of that^ personality, become in deed and in 
thought the one aim of all international and national policy. 

(4) That immediate steps be taken to impress upon the Government the 
urgent need for re-establishing an effective control of the prices of the neces- 
sities of life. 

On motion of Eev. Geo. Adam, seconded by Rev. H. D. Whitmore, the 
resolution was adopted. 

Rev. Dr. Warriner moved, seconded by Rev. Dr. Pedley, that we increase 
the salary of our General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Gunn, the details to be left to 
the Executive Committee. Carried. 

The Chairman then introduced to the Union Rev. Dr. Clark, of Halifax, and 
Mr. W. B. Wood, who brought greetings, as delegates, from the Presbyterian 
General Assembly. 

On motion of Dr. Gunn, it was agreed that we adjourn at 12.45 to meet 
again at the close of the college session. 

Rev. R. W. Carr reported that Revs. Geo. Adam and W. H. Thomas had 
been appointed as delegates to the Presbyterian General Assembly by the 
Business Committee. 

Rev. W. Henry Thomas reported having accompanied Rev. Geo. Adam to 
the Assembly, where they presented the greetings of the Congregational Union. 

In the Devotional Hour, the Rev. A. E. Mann letl in prayer, and Rev. Geo. 
Adam addressed the Union on, "The Joy of Liberty." 

The Union was called together at 3.30 p.m. by the Chairman. 

It was moved that the minutes of the sessions to-day be taken as read, and 
that the Cliairman and .Secretary revise them for publication. 

Rev. E. D. Silcox, in behalf of the Dominion Alliance, presented the annual 
report. 

On motion of Judge Lcet, seconded by Rev. H. D. Whitmore, the report 
was adopted. 

Rev. E. D. Silcox moveil, that in view of the foregoing report, we, the 
members of the Congregational Union of Canada, in annual meeting assembled, 
desire to place on record our purpose and determination to do all in our power 
to bring about a permanent prohibitory law for the Avhole Dominion, as being 
the only satisfactory solution of the problem that faces us. 

Mr. Prank G. Ellis gave a report of the Finance Committee, recommend- 
ing a cut in the travelling expenses of $10.00. The motion carried. 

Rev. A. F. Pollock reported for the Military Service Committee. Upon 
motion, seconded by Rev. T. W. Davidson, the report was adopted. 

The Chairman, Rfev. Matthew Kelly, introduced the Rev. Prof. Charles 
Bieler, D.D., corresponding member of the Federated Protestant Churches of 
France to the Union, who then addressed the Union. 

It was moved by Judge Leet, seconded by Rev. E. D. Silcox, That the 
Congregational Union of Canada, having heard the appeal of the twelve prin- 
cipal church organizations and Home Mission Boards of France and Belgium, 
and of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America, addressed 
to the Protestant Churches of Canada for co-operation in seeking to maintain 
now, and to reconstruct after the war, the spiritual forces of the devastated 



THE rONGREGATIONAL L^N'IOX OK CANADA 2'.', 

aix'as in Houthejn Belgium ami FiauL-i', especially by tlio lestoratiou of 
destroyed t-hiirches, inanses and mission halls, heartily supports the appeal and 
commends this worthy object to the Union Executive Committee for action. 

Mr. D. Hilton gave the leport of the Publishing Committee, on whose 
motion, seconded by Dr. Gunn, it was atlojjted. 

It was moved by Eev. T. W. Davidson, and seconded, that a vote of thanks 
be sent to Mr. Smith for his services in the Publishing Company. 

Rev. D. A. Armstrong presented the report of the Young People 's De- 
partment, on whose motion, seconded by Eev. H. D. Whitmore, it was adopted. 

Dr. Gunn presented a recommendation from the Executive, that the name 
of Rev. Robert Stevenson be dropped from the roll. On motion of Dr. Gunn, 
seconded by Eev. Dr. Warriner, this was agreed to. 

Dr. Gunn presented, in part, a report of the Committee on Social .Service, 
and in concluding, moved that the report be adopted, and thanks be given to 
Dr. Copp for his preparation of the same, and that the report be handed over 
to the Publishing Committee. The motion was seconded by Mr. D. Hilton, and 
carried. 

Ee\ . E. LeEoy Rice, in behalf of the Membership Committee, moved that 
Eevs. G. F. Sears and Duncan McCoU be received into this Union. The motion 
was agreed to. 

Dr. Gunn moved that the Secretary be instructed to condense the minutes 
for publication. This was agreed to. 

The Union then adjourned. 

FRIDAY EVENING 

The meeting opened at 8 o 'clock p.m. 

After devotional exercises the Union was addressed by Eev. I. W. Pierce, 
of Harpoot, Turkey in Asia; and Eev. J. T. Tucker, of the Currie Institute, 
Dondi, Angola, West Central Africa. 



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THE' ('()Nf;RK(iATIOX,\L UNION OF CANADA 25 

SOCIAL WELFARE, 1918-1919 

The present sessions of the vavions Provincial and Federal Housejs have 
been noteworthy in the time and interest devoted to problems of Social Wel- 
fare. The war has bronght to the citizens of Canada, a deeper realization of 
a mutual responsibility each for each, in the life of the state. The discussions 
on Housing, Health, Industrial Life, Immigration, Prohibition, and minor 
issues involving moral and social principles, are but practical evidences of this 
growing social consciousness. It would seem fitting, then, that any report 
on social service at this time should be, more or less, a recording of progress 
in the treatment of the various problems crying for solution. 

In two fields matters are approaching a crisis, — those of Prohibition and 
Industrial Relations. The United States' "bone-dry" amendment was ratified 
in January, 1919. Canada was then under war-time prohibition legislation, 
which it was confidently exi:)ected would be made permanent. However, public 
opinion began to show considerable favour towards a moderate policy, reserv- 
ing beor and wine licenses. In Quebec, on April 10th, the electors endorsed 
this policy by over 100,000 majority vote. Ontario will vote on a similar 
referendum on October 20th, while British Columbia will probably sub- 
mit the same question to her people. In the other western provinces and 
the Maritime provinces, Prohibition is probably permanent, since it has been 
endorsed by their legislatures. The Federal Government has reinforced pro- 
vincial legislation, by its recent enactments, whereby manufacture and im- 
portation are forbidden in any province adopting provincial Prohibition. Our 
activities must now be directed to obtaining successful results in the various 
provincial referenda. 

INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS 

At the present moment, Winnipeg and Toronto are in the clutches of 
general strikes, while uncertain reports come of disturbances in Regina, Cab 
gary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. Labour demands a forty-four hour week-, 
and the I'ight of collective bargaining, while the employers maintain that such 
a shortening of hours will make it impossible to compete industrially with the 
manufacturers of other countries, who are unhampered by such a reduction: 
While recognizing the principle of collective bargaining, as inclusive of the 
workers in their own plants, the employers are unwilling to concede the right 
to a sympathetic strike of all the workers in a certain trade, when only one 
factory or one particular department has a grievance. Be the arguments or 
the agreements what they may, the whole situation is the culmination of the 
industrial discontent of the last few months. The Royal Commission appointed 
to report on June 1st on the situation in Canada was instructed, among other 
things, to ' ' obtain inf orrhation as to the character and extent of organization 
already existing among bodies of employers and employees, respectively, and 
to investigate available data as to the progress made by established joint in- 
dustrial councils in Canada, Great Britain and the United States. ' ' Upon the 
i:)ublication of their report, we can make a more definite attempt to solve the 
inter-woven problems of demobilization, unemployment, increased cost of living, 
and industrial unrest. 

PUBLIC HEALTH 

Throughout the Dominion, it would seem, greater thought and value is 
being placed upon the physical well-being of humanity. 

The Federal Department of Public Health 
On March 26th, the Hon. N. W. Rowell introduced a Bill to establish a 
federal department of Public Health. The new department, which will be 
under a Minister of the Crown, is given power to co-operate with' provincial 



2G CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

am] other health authorities; to deal with questions of child health and child 
welfare; to supervise the medical care of immigrants, and public health regu- 
lations on railways, boats, ships, and federal public buildings, where the 
health of government employees, etc., is concerned; and the regulations re- 
garding the pollution of boundary waters. 

The bill provides for the establishment of a Dominion Council of Health, 
consisting of the Deputy Minister and the Provincial Health Officers, with not 
more than three others, appointed by the Governor-General-in-Council for throe 
years. 

In addition to the annual Report, the Department is to publish and dis- 
tribute all such information as shall promote good health and improved sanita- 
tion in the country. 

It is not too much to say that the new department is a direct result of 
the war, and the consequent greater emphasis on the value of human life. It 
is to be hoped, that other great public needs will not require such stern 
promoters. 

Saskatchewan has consolidated her health laws, by establishing both a 
Council and Bureau of Public Health. The Bureau shall be under the super- 
vision of a Commissioner, who is given ample power to act in the best interests 
of the health of the Province. Manitoba, British Columbia, and Alberta have 
enacted amendments looking to the better administration of their municipal 
hospitals. Alberta is to be congratulated on the concise and timely articles 
now appearing in her monthly Health Bulletin, and especially upon the ex- 
cellently simple style in which this valuable health information is given. 

Venereal Disease Legislation 

Of special legislation regarding the social diseases, it is gratifying to note 
that British Columbia and Manitoba have passed Venereal Diseases Acts, 
while Saskatchewan has passed a similar act, supplementing and emphasizing 
the legislation of last session. Five of the provinces (Alberta, British Colum- 
bia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan) now have drastic legislation on this 
phase of social health. 

SASKATCHEWAN VENEREAL DISEASES ACT 

In February, 1918, Saskatchewan passed a Venereal Diseases Act, de- 
claring these diseases contagious, infectious, communicable and dangerous to 
the Public Health. The Commissioner of Health must be supplied, under 
secrecy, of course, with the full details of each case, by the medical practi- 
tioners. Now a new act has been passed imposing a heavy penalty for any- 
one who advertises a cure for these diseases, but providing for an appeal to 
the Commissioner of Public Health, by anyone who is aggrieved by the action 
of the medical health officer. 

Any hospital receiving provincial aid must make provision for the re- 
ception and treatment of venereally diseased patients, while the Lieutenant- 
Governor-in-Couneil may assign any hospital, any part of it, any house or 
building, as a hospital place of detention or isolation for the treatment and 
accommodation of such patients. 

THE ALBERTA LEAGUE AND VENEREAL DISEASES 

The Report of the Committee on Venereal Diseases, of the Alberta Social 
Service League, contained many fine recommendations. This Committee has 
been carrying on a wide campaign on the subject in the province, but is 
planning for greater activities, since medical men there feel that the evil is 
increasing. The plans of the League, which require a special secretary along 



THE COXGREGATIOXAL UNION OK CANADA 27 

this line of work, provide agitation to have venereal diseases made notifiable. 
The physicians are to include in their records, — sex, age, occnpation, conjugal 
state, source of infection, and stage of disease. The Provincial Government 
will be requested to provide salvarsan without cost, to all physicians applying 
to it, for treatment, in these cases: this treatment to be continued, until 
effectual. The doctors and medical association are asked to co-operate by 
having blood tests made of their patients when deemed necessary. Free litera- 
ture, posters, lectures, etc., are to be used in the educational campaign, and 
information sent from the league oflSces to all persons holding positions of 
public instruction, in the Province. The Government will also be asked to 
establish a course of study in Hygiene and Venereal Diseases in all secondary 
and higher educational 'nstitutions. 



LEGISLATION RE IMMIGRATION 

IMMIGRATION — AMENDMENTS IN CANADIAN LEGISLATION 

The war has been a stern teacher, but by its lessons we have profited. 
The need of a solidly loyal Canadian nation has been brought home to us, in 
the hour of Empire rocking. This session of the Dominion House has seen 
important amendments to the Immigration Laws. 

Important are the changed requirements for citizenship. Five years ' 
residence (instead of three, as formerly required), are necessary, and no ex- 
ception is made for persons who entered Canada before the passing of the Act. 

Mental defectives, and those who have been insane, at any time previo%is 
(formerly "within five years previous"), are prohibited; persons afiiicted with" 
tuberculosis in any form are now included in this class of "diseased persons" 
forbidden entrance to Canada. All other regulations regarding the * ' pro- 
hibited classes ' ' are made more stringent, especially those affecting mental 
or physical defectives, criminals, aliens, anarcbists, or similar agitators, and 
those likely to become public charges. 

A new and important qualification is that of literacy. Admission will not 
be granted to persons over fifteen years of age physically capable of reading, 
who are incapable of reading in some language or dialect submitted passages 
given them by the immigration officer. Certain relatives of persons ad- 
mitted are excluded from this ruling, but said relatives are carefully specified. 

Provision is made for inspection of immigrants in their own countries, at 
ports of call en route, as well as when seeking to land. 

Power is granted to the Governor-in-Council to prohibit, or limit, tem- 
porarily or permanently, the entrance to C!anada of immigrants belonging to 
any ' ' nationality, race or religious sect ... or of any specified class or 
occupation, because of any economic, industrial or other condition temporarily 
existing in Canada, or because such immigrants are deemed unsuitable, having _ 
regard to climate, industrial, social, educational, labour or other conditions or 
requirements of Canada. ' ' 

The penalties on the transportation companies for bringing undesirables 
to Canada are increased — the company must now pay to the officer in charge of 
the port of entry $200.00, and a sum equal to that paid by the immigrant for 
transportation. 

The Superintendent of Immigration becomes the Deputy Minister of 
Education. 

From the above legislation, it will be seen, that Canada is determined to 
set a high standard for her citizenship, and to enforce rigorously all legislation 
tending to the creation and maintenance of that standard. 



28 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK, 

HINDU IMMIGRATION 

According to press notices an agreement is about to be entered into be- 
tween the Dominion and Indian Governments, whereby Hindus in Canada shall 
be allowed to bring to this country their wives, with the proviso that only one 
wife and her children shall be allowed to join each husband. 

LEGISLATION RE AMUSEMENTS 

MOVING PICTURE LEGISLATION 

The increasing popularity of the motion picture renders legislation gov- 
erning its presentation especially important. In Ontario, at least, the Exhibi- 
tors ' Association has shown commendable co-operation in working for the best 
interests of the public, especially in the supervision of child patronage. As a 
result, the Government is introducing a system of matrons of playhouses, who 
will have supervision over these children, unaccompanied by adults, throughout 
the performance. Quebec, too, has passed legislation, stringently regulating 
the issuance of licenses to all places of amusement, while Saskatchewan and 
Manitoba have amended their existing laws slightly. Satisfactory interest is 
shown throughout Canada by the public in the censoring and supervision of 
amusements offered to the people, but little more can be done while the super- 
vision of production lies beyond our boundaries. 

Greater emphasis on Canadian productions, especially in the film industry, 
can alone safeguard Canadian morals and ideals. 

Amendments to existing legislation in Quebec raises the age, at which 
children must still be accompanied by adults, to sixteen years. This whole 
restriction is relaxed, when the programme is advertised as composed only of 
pictures, authorized for children by the Board of Censors. The Legislatures 
of both Ontario and Quebec have passed progressive measures on this subject 
during the present session. 

RACE TRACK GAMBLING 

The prohibition of race track gambling, by the Order-in-Council of June 
7, 1917, has not been repealed, and therefore will remain in force for six 
months after the signing of the peace treaty. Moreover, Sir Thomas White 
has stated in the House, that the Government intends to make a full inqmry 
into the business, in order to bring dpwu legislation, next session, that will be 
in the best public interests. 

A business of gambling, that permitted its promoters to profit to the 
amount of $12,500,000, on a half • season 's business in the war year of 1917, 
seems to require investigation. 

LEGISLATION AFFECTING WOMEN 

Women are now enfranchised in practically every province, except Quebec, 
while at the beginning of the session Sir Thomas White announced a Federal 
Suffrage Bill. 

Concerning women in industry it is gratifying to note the growth of the 
minimum wage. 

QUEBEC MINIMUM WAGES FOR WOMEN 

By the introduction of her women 's minimum wage bill, the Province of 
Quebec has shown itself ready to grant economic equality to women and to 
assume responsibility for the weal of its women workers. With this measure, 



THE COXfiREGATIOXAL UNION OF CANADA 29 

the ancient province ranges itself in the front rank in industrial legislation 
with British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. These provinces fix their 
mininuim wage for the individual industry upon judgment awarded after the 
findings of their Mininuim Wage CJommissions. The District of Columbia cut 
through the web entirely by fixing the minimum wage for its women workers 
at $16.00 per week. Tlie State of New York is discussing similar legislation. 

SASKATCHEWAN WOMEN'S MINIMUM WAGE 

The Saskatchewan Act covers the cities only, but is given wide powers of 
investigation. The Bureau of Labor, will, on request, supply the wage Board 
(three men and two women) with information required in its duties. The gen- 
eral terms of the act follow closely those of British Columbia and Manitoba. 

By a companion bill, this Province has provided ' ' that no white woman or 
girl shall be employed in any capacity, requiring her to lodge in, or work 
in any laundry or restaurant," unless the place of employment is specially 
licensed by the municipality. 

At the present time recent investigations in various Canadian centres 
show that some such measure is sorely needed to alleviate the discouraging, 
ambition-destroying industrial experience of our women in industry. Espec- 
ially important should this be when we consider the number of women for 
whom the war will have meant a lifetime of labor and self-support outside 
of home and family. While the Dominion House is opening the path to 
political equality for Canadian women, it is gratifying to know that the Pro- 
vincial Houses are passing parallel measures to assure their economic position. 

LEGISLATION AFFECTING THE FAMILY 

MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY 

The problem of the soldier's home is a difficult one in some of the pro- 
vinces. A possible development of the circumstances is the present bill before 
the Commons to give the power of granting divorces to the Supreme Court of 
each province. Careful study aud discreet action is vitally necessary in adjust- 
ing this tragical ijroblem of the war. No proposal has yet been made which 
would suggest a general successful application. It would s?em that each case 
must receive individual attention and treatment, while the alteration of existing 
laws to meet the aggravated needs of the present period is a serious and de- 
batable proposition. 

MARRIAGE LEGISLATION 

Ontario has amended her Marriage Laws this session, seeking to prevent 
the marriage of minors under eighteen, except by special consent in writing of 
parents or guardian; or authenticated certificate of birth. Heavy penalties 
and the nullification of the marriage are incurred otherwise. British Columbia 
has passed a similar law, except that the age limit is 21 years, and that a de- 
claration may be obtained from a Judge of the County or Supreme Court, on 
the proposed marriage. No marriage of any person under 16 years of age 
shall be solemnized, nor any license for the same be issued, except on the dis- 
cretion of a Judge. 

DESERTED WIVES 

■ British Columbia has also passed legislation, providing for compulsory 
assistance from the husbands to deserted wives deserving of aid. In case of 
the mother proving an unfit person to have custody of the children, the pay- 



30 CONGREGATIONAL YEA« BOOK. 

ment of the money may be ordered to those persons responsible for the care of 
the children. Thus the state definitely assumes responsibility for the protec- 
tion of the rights of the child. 

AMENDMENTS TO THE CRIMINAL CODE 

It is with pleasure, that we note the re-introduction of the Amendments 
to the Criminal Code, struck out by the Senate, last session. Hon. Arthur 
Meighen, the acting Minister of Justice, has carried the Bill in the Commons. 
Its clauses provide for the raising of the age of consent to sixteen years, and 
the age of seduction to eighteen years; provide against the seduction of 
female employees under twenty-one years of age, by employers or superior 
officials in any employment (previously restricted to factory, mill, workshop or 
store) ; and make false i-egistration or representation as man and wife in 
hotel, boarding house, or lodging house, an indictable otfence. Many beneficial 
prosecutions have been made under last year's amendments, making it a crime 
to contribute to the delinquency of a child by sexual immorality, or otherwise. 

CHILD LABOUR LEGISLATION IN QUEBEC 

Though compulsory education in Quebec was not accepted by the Legisla- 
ture, some indirect progress towards the same goal is to be recorded by the 
passage of more stringent laws affecting juvenile workers. iVo boy or girl 
under 16 years of age unable to read and write fluently may be employed in 
any industrial establishment, nor by any one carrying on a trade or business; 
or in the professions. Nor may they be employed by any theatre, moving- 
picture hall, hotel, restaurant, telegraph company, department store, printers or 
distributing agents of posters, etc. Street trading and newsdealing is for- 
bidden, under the same conditions and even when carried on is not to be 
permitted after eight in the evening. However, if attending a night school, 
to the satisfaction of the inspector, boys and girls under sixteen may be author- 
ized to carry on their work. 

In all cases of children in employment under sixteen, certificates of study 
must be presenteil, in addition to the examination of the inspector. 

Quebec has set her face resolutely towards better education for her chil- 
dren, and if present circumstances prevent as complete attainment of her aims 
as she had hoped, there is much promise, at least, in this indirect measure. 



MISCELLANEOUS 

SOCIAL INSURANCE 

The establishment of Mothers' Pensions in the Province of Alberta is to 
be recommended as indicative of the deepening sense of social responsibility. 

It was thought that Ontario would pass legislation along this line this 
Session, and though public opinion seemed overwhelmingly in favour of the 
measure, it. has been left over for another year without being discussed in the 
House. 

Amendment to the Workmen's Compensation Acts, and the establishment 
of industrial refuges for female delinquents in some of the provinces, is also 
to be noted. 

CARE OF THE FEEBLE MINDED 

"While there has been minor legislation in some of the provinces, providing 
for better accommodation for dependents of various classes, one of the most 
advanced actions has been taken by Manitoba by "The Mental Diseases Act." 
This Act is based on the findings of Dr. C. M. Hincks ' Survey of Feeble Minded 



TllK COXCiREGATIONAI, IXIOX OF CANADA HI 

in the Province in 1918. A psychopathic ward is established for the special 
treatment of the mentally diseased, while all the regulations and administration 
of institutions for "mental diseases" are revised in accordance with the most 
scientific principles. 

BRITISH COLUMBIA INDIAN LANDS 

After careful consideration of the findings of their Royal Commission on 
Indian Affairs, the Legislature of British Columbia has just passed an Indian 
Affairs Settlement Act. The Lieutenant-Governor-in-Conucil is given full power 
to give effect to the Eeport of the Commission, in order to bring about the 
' ' full and final adjustment and settlement of all differences between the said 
Governments respecting Indian Lands and Indian Affairs in the Province." 
To this end, the Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council may enter into all such agree- 
ments with either the Federal Government or the Indians, as shall be necessary 
to adjust all matters of dispute. 

Given a carefully prepared report, with findings and recommendations 
attached, and granted carte blanche in realizing these recommendations, the 
British Columbia Government may be honied to adjust successfully hitherto 
haphazard arrangements. 



The Federal Government has made a grant of $25,000,000 to be distributed 
as a loan payable in from 20 to 30 years, and to be used in the erection of 
workingmen 's homes. The provinces are entitled to apply for a loan upon 
acceptance of submitted plans for the use of the appropriation. They, in 
turn, may administer loans to building corporations (under limitation), muni- 
cipalities, or individuals. Canada has determined to face and solv.' the ques- 
tion of suitable homes for her people. 

CRIME IN CANADA- 

The criminal statistics for 1917, just published, indicate many interesting 
currents in the national life, — nearly all leading to a better social standard. 
The decrease in all adult crime is remarkable, and especially happy is the re- 
duction in the number of female offenders, by 32.68 per cent. The increase 
of 14 per cent, in the number of juvenile delinquents is a cause for anxiety, 
but not so serious as might be thought by comparing the percentage alone. 
There has been an abnormal increase in juvenile delinquency, through the wa^' 
years. Canada's increase has not been so great as that of the other nations. 
We must also remember, that the legislation affecting juvenile offenders has 
been made more effective in Canada in the last couple of years, and therefore 
what might seem an increase is merely the result of more adequate and accurate 
records. 

In spite of all that has been heard to the contrary, the reports show a truly 
gratifying decrease in the charges of drunkenness — 54.2 in the years 1913 to 
1917. 

Very suggestive are the figures dealing with social vice. There has been 
a decrease from 3,034 to 1,846 in charges brought against keepers of houses of 
ill-repute, and an increase from 1,403 to 2,700 in charges against frequenters. 
It is evident that strong legislation and strict enforcement is reducing the 
numbers of brothels, and making it increasingly possible to apprehend 
' ' Customers. ' ' 

On the whole, a decrease of 9,780 for, in one year, all offences, would in- 
dicate a gratifying growth of law and order in the Dominion. 

The Social Service Council of Canada, with which the Congregational 
Church is associated as one of the eighteen Dominion-wide bodies, is a federa- 



32 COXGREGA'J'IOXAL YEAR BOOK. 

tion consisting of twenty-nine units, eleven of which are pro\'incial social ser- 
vice councils. The Council began its intensive work in July, 1918, under Dr. 
Shearer as General Secretary. In October the official magazine, ' ' Social Wei- 
fare, ' ' made its initial appearance. 

The Council assumes responsibility for law enforcement, legislation, and 
moral reform, which requires interdenominational co-operation for the greatest 
success. 

The churches, on the other hand, carry on their institutional work and the 
intensive educational work among their members. 

The Congregational Church appoints ten members to the Social Service 
Council of Canada, and contributes $75.00 annually towards its budget. 

Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES J COPP. 



THE C'OXCREGATIOXAr, CXION' OF CAXAOA 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR YEAR ENDING MAY 31,st, 1919 



Contributions from the Churches: 

Western Provinces $23 00 

Ontario West $240 51 

Ontario Central 50 70 

Ontario East 61 27 

352 48 



Quebec , 381 79 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 19 10 

United Brethren Association 45 50 



Union Collections (Hamilton) 
Personal Members ' Fees .... 
Bank Interest 



$42 


49 


14 


00 


2 


55 



$821 87 



59 04 



Receipts under Guarantee covering Salary and Expenses 
of General Secretary: 

C.C.M. Society $1,345 00 

C.C.F.M. Society 448 33 

C.C. College 392 79 

Provident Fund 56 04 



— - $2,242 16 

Total Receipts $3,123 07 

Balance carried forward from previous year 292 94 



$3,416 01 



DISBURSEMENTS 

General Secretary : 

Salary and Expenses $2,575 04 

Proportion Year Book Printing 176 20 

Travelling Expenses : 

Executive Officers (Special Meetings) 106 57 

Printing, Postage and Stationery 103 89 

Young People 's Department 25 00 

Union Travelling Expenses refunded Members and Dele- 
gates 239 47 

Social Service Council of Canada 75 00 



$3,301 U 
Balance on hand 114 84 



$3,416 01 



Audited and certified correct. 
Montreal, June 30, 1919. 

THOS. MOODTE, FRANK G. ELLIS, 

Auditor. Treasurer. 



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COXGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 



FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR YEAK ENDING MAY 31ST, 1919 



CONTRIBUTIONS FROM CHURCHES 



WESTERN PROVINCES AND 
B.C. 

Vancouver ' ' First " $18 00 

Brandon 5 00 



$23 00 



ONTARIO (WESTERN DISTRICT) 
Hamilton "First" $146 94 



Hamilton "First' 

Paris 

Western 

London ' ' First ' ' 

Burford , 

Forest 

Brantford 

Embro 

Watford 

London South . . 



3 10 
15 00 
10 00 

9 22 

2 2.5 
10 00 
36 00 
10 00 

5 00 

3 00 



$240 51 

ONTARIO (CENTRAL DISTRICT) 

Broadview $10 70 

Olivet 30 00 

Western 10 00 



$50 70 
ONTARIO (EASTERN DISTRICT) 



Ottawa ' ' First " 

Ottawa, ' ' VVelcome-Zion ' ' 

Middleville 

Hopetown 



$10 00 
10 00 

5 00 

6 16 



Rosetta 

Maxville 

Calvary 



Q-UEBEC 



G 


56 


20 


00 


'•> 


55 



$61 27 



I'lverton $5 00 

Emmanuel (Montreal) 114 19 

Calvary (Montreal) ... 

Cranby 

Stanstead 

Zion (Montreal) 

Cowansville 

Fiteh Bay 



85 


75 


64 


85 


20 


00 


75 


00 


15 


00 


2 


00 



$381 79 



NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW 
BRUNSWICK 



[luion Collection 
Keswick Ridge . . 
Liverpool 



$8 05 
6 05 
5 00 



$19 10 
ASSOCIA- 



UNITED BRETHREN 
TION 

United Brethren Association $11 00 

Freeport 

Kitchener . 

Sherkston 

Mt. Carmel and Zion 
jainsboro 



2 50 

5 00 
y 00 

6 00 
12 00 



$45 50 



Total Contributions' for Year (Churches, Sunday Schools and Y.P.S. 

only) t $821 87 



FRANK G. ELLIS, 

Treasurer. 



CANADA rOKGREOATIONAL MISSIOKARV SOCIKTV 'Mj 



THE CANADA CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY 



OFFICERS FOR 1919-1920 

Honorary Frc.sidcni — Rev. Hugh Podloy, D.l). 

President — Mr. William Co])p, Toronto. 

Honorary Secretunj — Rev. Dr. W. H. Warriaer. 

Seereiary — Rev. Williaiu T. Gunii, D.D., H3 Victor Avenue, Toronto, Ont. 

Treasurer — Mr. Frank G. Ellis, Box t)4, Station H, Montreal, Que. 

Educatiunal Seerctary — Rev. E. LeRoy Rice, B.A., Rock Island, Que. 

Snpt. of Immigration Dept. — Rev. Frank J. Day, D.D. 

Auditors — Mr. D. O. Wood and Mr. Geo. A. Moore. 

Executive Committee — The ofSeers, together with Rev. R. B. Xelles, Rev. 
G. Ellery Read, Rev. Matthew Kelly, Mr. Arthur Congdon, and one from Mari- 
time Union. 

General Committee — The Executive, with Revs. J. T. Daley, D.D. ; J. \V". 
Newbery, M. H. Sanderson, E. Munson Hill, D.D. ; H. D. Whitmore, E. D. 
Silcox, T. W. Davidson, G. H. Craik, B.A. ; W. E. Baker, W. H. Thomas, .lohn 
Murray, Geo. Adam, M. T. Walker, George A. MacKenzie, Dr. W. G. Milarr, 
and Messrs. Thos. Moodie, A. R. Grafton, W. E. Booth, H. P. Hoag, D. Hil- 
ton, F. R. Sweeny, D. O. Wood, Geo. A. Moore, Geo. E. Williams, Walter Bale, 
Geo. A. McGarry. 

CONSTITUTION. 



ARTICLE I. — -NAME. 

This Corporation shall be called ' ' The Canada Congregational Missionary 
Society," and shall conduct its operations within the limits of the Dominion of 
Canada. 

ARTICLE II. OBJECTS. 

The objects of this Society shall be as set forth in the Act of Incorpora- 
tion, namely, to plant and to foster Congregational Churches in suitable 
localities; to aid churches in sustaining their pastors where required. 

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP. 

All persons being members or adherents of Congregational Cliurches, pay- 
ing two dollars annually into the funds of the Society, shall be members, and 
those who subscribe at one time fifty dollars or more shall be life members. 
Churches subscribing annually ten dollars or more may be represented at the 
annual meeting of the Society by one delegate, and churches subscribing fifty 
dollars or more may be represented by two delegates. Each auxiliary branch 
contributing annually to the funds of the Society ten dollars or more may be 
represented by one delegate. The above-mentioned subscribers and delegates 
shall constitute the membership of the Corporation. 

ARTICLE IV. — OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES. 

The officers of the Society shall be a President, an Honorary President, a 
Secretary, an Honorary Secretary, a Treasurer; a Superintendent of Immigra- 
tion may also be appointed. The Standing Committees shall be a General 
Committee and an Executive Committee. These officers and committees shall be 
appointed at the annual meeting of the Society, and shall be members of the 



3fi COXGREGATIOXAL YEAR BOOK. 

Corporation. The General Committee shall consist of the President, Secretary. 
Treasurer, Superintendent, Educational Secretary, Superintendent of Immigra- 
tion, Honorary President and Honorary Secretary, and not more than twenty- 
five members. The Executive Committee shall be composed of the Honorary 
President, the President, the Secretary, the Treasurer, the Superintendent, the 
Honorary Secretary, the Educational Secretary, Superintendent of Immigration 
Department, one member from each District Association within the bounds of 
the operations of the Society, and one from the Winnipeg Congregational Church 
Extension and Building Society, and these members shall hold oilfice from the 
date of their election by their various Associations. 

AKTICLE V. — DUTIES. 

The President shall preside at all meetings of the Society and its com- 
mittees, when practicable, and shall seek to promote the general interest of 
the Society's work. 

The Secretary shall have charge of the books and correspondence of the 
Society, shall call the meetings of the Society and its committees, and shall 
exhibit the records of the proceedings at each meeting. 

The Treasurer shall have charge of the funds of the Society, disbursing 
them as directed by the General or Executive Committee, and shall present 
annually a full account of all receipts and disbursements. 

The Superintendent shall be under the direction of the Executive Com- 
mittee, to whom he shall report quarterly, visit the churches of the Congrega- 
tional Order within the bounds of the Society 's operation with a view of deep- 
ening their interest in its work, and of sei'uring liberal contributions for the 
Society, and shall explore new mission fields, secure missionaries for vacant 
churches, and have a general oversight of the interests and work of the Society. 

The Auditors shall examine the accounts of the Society when required, and 
make an annual audit of the Treasurer 's books previous to the annual meeting 
of the Society. 

The General Committee shall exercise all the corporate powers of the 
Society, have charge of annual mission grants made to the churches, examine, 
employ and direct all the missionaries of the Society, and have a general super- 
vision of its affairs. They shall present a report of the work of the Society 
at each of its annual meetings. 

The Executive Committee shall have full charge and power for the admin- 
istration of the affairs of the Society during the interval between the annual 
meetings of the General Committee ; shall receive all applications from churches 
for aid from the Society, and report thereon to the General Committee, to 
whom they shall make an annual report of their proceedings. 

ARTICLE VI. — MEETING. 

The Corporation shall meet annually on the first Wednesday after the 
first Sunday in June, at the place where the Congregational Union of Canada 
assembles. A public annuaj missionary meeting shall be held on the evening 
of the next day. Special meetings for the despatch of special business may 
be called by the Executive Committee at such time and place as may be deemed 
desirable, provided that a month 's notice be given thereof. The General 
Committee shall hold their meeting at the same time and place as the Corpora- 
tion, at the call of the Secretary; and the Executive Committee shall hold, 
their quarterly meeting at the time and place it may be agreed upon. 

ARTICLE VII. — CHURCH EXTENSION AND BUILDING FUND. 

All sums of money specially collected, given or bequeathed for the purpose, 
together with the proceeds received from the sale of disused church property, 
shall form a Church Extension and Building Fund, which shall be invested by 
the Corporation, who may apply the income thereof, by the General or Execu- 



CANADA CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY 37 

tive Committee, by the way of loans, or otherwise, for the organization of 
churches in new fields, and for the erection or enlargement of places of worship 
where they may be required. 

ARTICLE VIII. AUXILIARY^ SOCIETIES. 

Auxiliary branches of this Society may be formed in churches and localities, 
to co-operate in the work of the Society. Eg-ch branch shall, at least one month 
previous to the annual meeting of the Society, make an annual report to the 
Secretary and send to the Treasurer all funds collected on its behalf. 

ARTICLE IX. — MISSIONARIES. 

Each missionary in the employment of the Society must be a regularly 
accredited member of a Congregational Church, and shall endeavour faithfully 
to promote all the interests of the Congregational denomination in Canada. He 
shall send to the Secretary a half-yearly statement of his work, and furnish 
such statistical returns as may be called for. 

ARTICLE X. — MISSIONS. 

Each church requiring a missionary grant by the General Committee must 
make application therefor through the Secretary, at least one month previous 
to the annual meeting of the Society, according to the printed forms provided, 
in which a certificate to the effect that all previous pledges of support to its 
pastor have been fulfilled shall be inserted. Churches aided by this Society 
are required to make an annual collection for the funds and to keep their pro- 
perty sufficiently insured and such churches acquiring property shall have 
inserted in the Trust Deed a clause providing that in case the church shall at 
any time be disbanded or cease to exist the property shall revert to the Society. 

ARTICLE XI. — RECEIVING AND DISMISSING PASTORS. 

Churches aided by the Society are required, as far as practicable, in the 
settlement and dismissal of pastors, to carry out the recommendations passed by 
the Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec, in 1876, in relation to 
Councils. In eases where this is impracticable, the sanction of the Executive 
Committee must be obtained before a settlement or dismissal of a pastor is 
consummated. 

ARTICLE XII. — CONVEYING PROPERTY. 

The President, Treasurer and Secretary, or any two of them, shall be the 
duly authorized persons on behalf of the Corporation to convey real estate, and 
to discharge mortgages, and the Treasurer shall be the duly authorized person, 
on behalf of the Corporation, to accept conveyances of real estate and to receive 
mortgages. The Treasurer shall affix the Corporation seal to all documents 
which may require it. 

ARTICLE XIII. — AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION. 

This Constitution may be altered or amended by a vote of two-thirds of 
the members present at any annual meeting of the Society, one day's notice 
having previously been given of the proposed amendment, in vrriting. 

NOTICE. 

It is becoming more than ever a practice among Christian people to recognize 
the Lord's portion in their Last Wills and Testaments, whereby, though they be 
dead, they speak and act in the furtherance of Missionary, Educational and 
Benevolent objects. American Congregationalists are among the most wise and 
generous in this day, and have left legacies of blessing for succeeding genera- 
tions. Among the members of our Congregational churches in Canada there 
have also been those who have followed a likewise generous course. 



o8 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

For the guidance of those who may desire to make like bequests, the 
following legal form is subjoined. The amount bequeathed may be devoted 
specially to the Church Extension and Building Fund, in which case the income 
would only be used, or may be given for the general purposes of the Society. 

FORM FOR A BEQUEST. 

I give and bequeath to the Canada Congregational Missionary Society, 
incorporated by the Parliament of the Dominion of Canada, A.D. 1885, the sum 

of $ out of my estate, to be 

paid._ without any charge or deduction 

whatever, and I direct that the receipt of the Secretary and Treasurer of the 
Society shall constitute and be a sufficient discharge thereof. 



CANADA CO.NXJRKGATIONAJ^ MISSIOXAKV SOCIETY DU 



SIXTY-SIXTH ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CANADA CONGREGA- 
TIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY 

The sixty-sixth annual meeting of the Canada Congregational Missionary 
Society was held in the First Congregational Church, Hamilton, on Wednesday, 
June 4, 1919, at 10.30 a.m. " 

The Honorary President, Rev. Hugh Pedley, D.D., was in the chair. 

The Annual Report was read by the Secretary, Rev. W. T. Gunn, D.D. 

The Immigration Department Report was, in the absence of Rev. Dr. Day, 
also presented by Dr. Gunn. 

The Educational Secretary, Rev. E. LeRoy Rice, B.A., also presented his 
report. 

The Treasurer, Mr. Frank G. Ellis, presented his report. On motion these 
reports were all adopted. 

Thursday morning at 11.00 a.m. at the adjourned meeting of the cor- 
poration the following officers were elected: 

Honorary President — Rev. Hugh Pedley, D.D. 

President — Mr. William Copp, Toronto. 

Honorary Secretary — Rev. Dr. W. H. Warriner. 

Secretary — Rev. William T. Gunn, D.D., 3.3 Victor Avenue, Toronto, Ont. 

Treasxirer — Mr. Frank" G. Ellis, Box 64, Station H, Montreal, Que. 

Educational Secretary — Rev. E. LeRoy Rice, B.A., Rock Island, Que. 

SuiH. of Immigration Dcpt. — Rev. Frank J. Day, D.D. 

Auditors — Mr. D. O. Wood and Mr. Geo. A. Moore. 

Executive Committee — The Officers, together with Rev. R. B. Nellos, Rev. 
G. Ellery Read, Rev. Matthew Kelly, Mr. Arthur Congdon, and one from Mari- 
time Union. 

General Committee — The Executive, with Revs. J. T. Daley, D.D. ; J. W. 
Newl>erv. M. H. Sanderson, E. Munson Hill, D.D., H. D. Whitmore, E. D. 
silcox, t. W. Davidson, G. H. Craik, B.A., W. E. Baker, W. H. Thomas, John 
Murray, George Adam, M. T. Walker, George A. MacKcnzie, Dr. W. G. Milarr, 
and Messrs. Thos. Moodie, A. R. Grafton, W. E. Booth, H. P. Hoag, D. Hilton, 
F, R. Sweeny, D. O. Wood, Geo. A. Moore, Geo. E. Williams, Walter Bale, Geo. 
A. McGarry. 

Greetings from the Colonial Missionary Society were then presented by 
their representative. Rev. W. Carey Walters, of St. Heliers, Jersey. 

Greetings from the Canada Congregational Woman 's Board were pres- 
ented by Miss F. B. Rawlings and Miss L. M. Silcox. 

The minutes were taken as read and ordered to be printed in the Year 
Book. 

WILLIAM T. GUNN, 

Secretary. 



40 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 



SIXTY-SIXTH ANNUAL EEPOET OF THE CANADA CONGEEGA- 
TIONAL MISSIONAEY SOCIETY, 1918-1919 

We rejoice this year that we meet with victory secured, with peace almost 
signed, and with the many who went out from our churches coming home 
again. The home churches have carried on, but the return of their workers 
will bring relief to those who have been bearing the burden, and to us all the 
possibility of a great forward movement which will apply to the tasks of peace, 
the consecration of life and treasure so abundantly manifested in the days of 
war. 

We hope that the Forward Movement of the Wnited Churches will in our 
own Union enable us to give to all our ministers a living wage. 

In the administration of the Home Missionary Society during the year 
there has been much encouragement and some difficulties. 

The United Brethren Association has merged with the Western Associa- 
tion, and will turn over to us as a trust fund their Church Erection Fund of 
about a thousand dollars and make our Society the holder of reversionary 
rights to all their properties in the place of their Church Erection Fund. Their 
missionary grants and contributions will now be dealt with by our Society 
directly. 

By an unusually large loan from our Society we were able to take advan- 
tage of a generous offer of the holder of the mortgage on the First Church, 
A'ictoria, and reduce the mortgage indebtedness almost in half, to an amount 
which gives the church a chance to live and hope. 

Our Swedish work promises to be self-supporting in future, and so does 
our field at Naseby. On the other hand we have lost by removal three of the 
faithful workers in the Eusso-German fields. 

The federation of two of our aided churches. Economy with the Presby- 
tt-rian Churches at Upper Economy and Five Islands, enables the charge to 
sustain a pastor with a salary of $1,200.00 and house without missionary aid. 
The federation at Margaree with the Presbyterian Churches at Margaree Har- 
bour and Big Intervale under our pastor will, with lessened grant, provide 
also .$1,200 and house, a much larger sum than our field alone could ever 
provide. 

But the mention of these two federated churches make a starting point 
for the survey of our entire field beginning in the East. Eev. J. H. Sulston, 
our pastor at" Margaree, has been engaged as pastor of the federated churches 
till May, 1920, and enjoys the enlarged work and salary. Economy made its 
federation arrangements" for three years with the approval of the Maritime 
Union, and the federation will make a compact and happy field. 

Across the Bay Mr. Tavener is having success in the South Maitland arid 
N^oel and Lower Selmah fields, and this year .entertains the Maritime Union at 
Noel. ■ 

Kingsport lost in September last their pastor; have had supply during 
the winter, and for the summer have Student Jackson. They have been given 
permission for the sale of the parsonage in order that a better one may be 
bought or built. 

The work at Pleasant Eiver goes forward successfully under Eev. George 
W. Ball. St. John has been carrying on with some encouragement under good 
local supply. 

Coming West to Quebec we find another federation, the Methodist 
Churches at Smith's Mills and Georgeville having come under the care of our 
pastor at Fitch Bay. This field has secured the return of its former pastor, 
Eev. E. W. Carr, and having improved the church building are now making 





MR. SYDNEY F. DART 



MRS. DART 




REV. J. A. STEED 





DR. HALL 



MRS. HALL 



CANADA CONGREGATIONAL MIJ^SIONARY SOCIfyrY 41 

improvements to the parsonage. The federation here also very materially in- 
creases the salary. 

Ayer's Cliff, nnder the care of Eev. Churchill Moore, has taken on the 
work at Brown's Hill, the Protestant population of the Boynton station having 
declined. 

tFnion Coloured Church, Montreal, has had a hard winter with the flu 
epidemic, which all our churches have shared, also a rather annoying rivalry on 
the part of another coloured church, though the effects of this competition 
have gradually grown less, otherwise Eev. A. E. Gregory reports a good year. 
They worship, however, in a rented building, and could do very much better 
in a new building with social rooms. 

Amherst Park had considerable friction during the early part of the year; 
was for some time under the care of a committee of the Montreal Council, but 
has now called Student Hughes to be pastor, and with renewed organization 
and loyalty shows promise of a better future. The Union Church at Ste. Anne 
de Bellevue has now called Eev. E. I. Hart, D.D., a Methodist minister. This 
church serves the students of McDonald College, and also the large military 
hospital recently opened at Ste. Anne's. 

Coming now to Ontario. Kingston First has lost its pastor, Eev. T. DeC. 
Eayner having accepted a call to Watford. Kingston Calvary also lost Eev. 
Mr. Lyall, who moved to Alsask, Sask., but in the fall a good pastoral supply 
was obtained in Mr. Fred MacKenzie, son of our pastor, Eev. Geo. A. Mac- 
Kenzie, at Stratford. The people seem in good heart, and appreciative of Mr. 
MacKenzie 's services. 

Barrie Church continues its hearty support of Eev. Wm. Hipkin, and 
Churchill is well supplied by a student. 

Hamilton Immanuel has called its pastoral supply, Mr. F. Chorley, to 
give his whole time to the pastorate, and reports growth in both church and 
prayer meeting. Stratford has grown in every way under its former pastor, 
Eev. Geo. A. MacKenzie, now happily recalled, and there are negotiations for 
the joint support by Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational Churches for 
the starting of a Union cause in an outlying part of the city. 

For the last two months of the Society year the Churches of the United 
Brethren Association have come dixectly under our care. The aided churches 
are Kitchener, where Eev. Wm. Parker is in chajrge ; Sherkston, where Eev. J. . 
W. Newbery is pastor; Shelburne, with Eev. J. B. Bacchus as pastor, and the 
church at Listowel, now under student supply. The Gobies fields are at pres- 
ent vacant. 

In the North West Brandon reports a good year under their supply, Eev-. 
F. W. Westwood. Carleton Union, under our good friend, Dr. Ealph, is finding 
its circuit faced with steady buying of the farms by Doukhobors and French 
Catholics, and may soon have to make new plans. At Cando, under Student 
Holloway, the people of the Naseby Circuit have built a three-roomed parson- 
age at the rear of the church, and have been self-supporting for the greater 
part of the year. 

Calgary First has suffered from removals, but continues with a hearty and" 
harmonious spirit under Eev. P. V. Samson. 

Vancouver First hds gained under Eev. Mr. Cooke, who has done the work 
well in spite of the illness of his wife and his own poor health under the. 
strain. The church, while still needing help with its interest, this years drops 
the application for salary grant. 

Kitsilano has i)een under the pastorate of Eev. E. McKay since September, 
but has not yet reamed as we had hoped, and negotiations for other arrange- 
ments are now under way. Grandview is growing, and applies ,for help in 
building additional Sunday School accommodation. Victoria we were able to 
help materially in reducing their mortgage from about twenty-two thousand to 
elev^en thoueand, and at a lower rate of interest. The church, vacant most of 



4:2 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

the jeai-, Las just secured as its new pastor, Eev. W. D. Spence, who is now 
on the grouuu. 

Swedish Work. The New Sweden Church, now under one pastor again 
with Lewisville, is self-supporting, Eev. G. A. Sanden has resigned his charge 
at Highland Park and Meeting Creek, to take effect July 1st, and the Secre- 
tary of the Highland Park Church says they hope soon to get a new pastor and 
be self supporting. 

Eusso-German Work. After years of unbroken service we this year lose 
three of the pastors, who through ill health have had to move across the line 
to churches in milder climates. 

In Calgary Eev. H. J. Dietrich had a nervous breakdown, and has re- 
signed. The church during most of the year has been open for one service a 
day and Sunday School, but the activities were greatly cramped by the censor- 
ship laws. Eev. F. G. Anhorn has just left the Mayton and Beiseker fields, 
but to these has been added a new church at Thresher, Alta. 

Eev. Eiehard Otto, with his two fields near Hanna, has opened a third 
field. Eev. H. Treise has now charge of the new church at Irvine, Alta., and 
-Schuier and Forres. Eev. G. J. Eieker is busy with Leader and Westerham, 
and has many calls to outside points where a church of our polity would be 
appreciated if we only had a supply of good ministers. The Walsh and Maple 
Creek fields are now without a pastor, as Eev. Mr. Bernstein, shaken by his 
terrible experience of sixteen hours in a blizzard, has had to move to Los 
Aiigeles, Cal. A new pastor will be sought for this field. 

A new pastor has been now secured for Calgary, and Eev. John D. Gross 
has been appointed in the place of Mr. Dietrich to do the work of a General 
Missionary. He will minister to the churches without pastors and to the other 
scattered communities calling for help. Mr. Gross is very highly commended 
by our home missionary officials in the States. It is not certain yet whether 
he will make his headquarters in Calgary or Edmonton. 

THE GEOEGE EOBEETSON EVANGELISTIC FUND 

This fund has, during the year, supported evangelistic meetings at Kit- 
chener and Freeport with happy results to those churches. We also used the 
fund ill helping the General Fund meet an urgent call for needed help in the 
West. 

It is our hope that in the coming Forward Movement large use of Evan- 
gelistic methods, whether by special services or one by one personal evangelism, 
will be part of the Movement in our churches, and we will be glad to help all 
our churches in this matter. 

THE CHtTECH EXTENSION AND' BUILDING FUND 

This Fund has again been of great service in aiding churches in the West, 
which without the aid would have had to succumb. We paid interest on the 
mortgage of the First Church, Vancouver; we largely reduced the mortgage 
on First Victoria, and we have helped Calgary First and Kitsilano. 

Concerning property in our care. Toronto Zion is well rented, and has 
been put in good repair. Otta-rta South is rented for a year. Woodstock 
Church has been rented for the summer. All three are being used for religious 
services. Knox, Vancouver, is still rented to the Longshoremen's auxiliary. 
The Wetaskiwin farm and the Belwood lot are not yet sold. 

Our thanks are due as ever to the Colonial Missionary Society for its con- 
tinued help, and to our Woman's Board for their constant and varied help. 

In the midst of the unrest and change of these days there can be no 
greater help to our land than the quiet and steady proclaiming of the Gospel 
of Jesus Christ, which alone can guide us through the unknown ways to the 



CANADA CONGREGATIOXAL illSSIONARY SOCIETY 43 

uut'oldiug of His Kingdom. We record therefore our gratitude to the home 
missionaries who are working at the redemption of individuals and the up- 
building of 'the Kingdom in lonely places, and we thank also those in our 
churches whose gifts have made all this work possible. 
On behalf of the Executive, respectfully submitted, 

WILLIAM T. GUNN, 

Secretary. 



REPOET OF THE EDUCATIONAL SECEETARY FOE 1918-19 

In giving this report it might be more interesting and instructive to re- 
port the things we have failed to do, but inasmuch as this might not reflect 
credit upon the Educational Secretary, I shall content myself with stating in 
brief the work of the department for the year. This has consisted almost 
entirely in the preparation of missionary literature for the churches and Sun- 
day Schools. 

Early in February a pamphlet, "Laying the Foundations of Canada," 
was prepared, and ten thousand copies, together with ten thousand envelopes, 
were sent to the churches. At the same time letters were sent to pastors and 
secretaries urging the churches to use the literature, and to observe the special 
Home Missionary Sunday on March 16th. 

In March a missionary programme for use in our Sunday Schools was 
prepared, and eight thousand copies, together with the envelopes, were sent 
out. We are indebted to the Eev. G. Ellery Eead for assistance in the prepar- 
ation of this Sunday School programme. 

Some of the schools wrote again for mite boxes, and these were supplied 
from stock on hand from last year. 

In all, some thirty-six thousand pieces of printed matter and three hun- 
dred letters, have been sent out in an effort to bring our work and its needs 
to the attention of the churches and Sunday Schools. 

The work of Missionary Education would be greatly simplified if we had 
in every church one or two young people who were really enthusiastic about 
our work. In this connection I would like to call attention to the Summer Con- 
ferences at Kingston, Whitby, Knowlton, and other places, and urge our 
churches to make a special effort to send delegates. One or two young people 
in every church imbued with the missionary spirit would make for a new era 
in missionary effort both home and foreign. 

We still have a number of copies of "His Dominion" left from the first 
edition. Orders may be sent to the Educational Secretary. Copies of Dr. 
Gunn's book for juniors, "Talks on the Land of the Maple," may be had 
from the Woman 's Board. 

EEV. E. LeROY EICE, B.A., 

Eock Island, Que. 



REPOET OF MISSION TO IMMIGEANTS AND RETURNING SOLDIERS 

The arrangements which have been in force for some time whereby Rev. 
Dr. Farquharson represents the Baptist, Congregational, Methodist and Pres- 
byterian Churches at the Port of Quebec were continued during the year. 

As would naturally be expected immigration reached almost its lowest pos- 
sible point, as the following figures showing number of notices sent to the sev- 
eral churches reveal. Presbyterian, 70; Methodist, 54; Baptist, 16; Congrega- 
tional, 5. 



44 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

With the signing of the armistice the flow of returning men became full 
and uninterrupted, and the report of the chaplain's work for the year 1918 
shows that home addresses and church afliliation were secured from 4,645 Pres- 
byterians, 2,571 Methodists, 826 Baptists, and 136 Congregationalists. 

Dr. Farquharson has continued to arrange for religious services on Sun- 
days whenever this has been possible, and also has visited regularly the Sana- 
torium at Lake Edward, as well as giving attention to the sick men in the 
Quebec hospitals. 

Under the direction of a local interdenominational committee at Quebec 
the work will be continued as at present until circumstances show cause for 
doing otherwise. 

EespectfuUy submitted, 

FEANK J. DAY, 

Hon. Supt. of Immigration. 



SHUETLEFF MISSION FUND 
(Eevenue Account) 
Treasurer's Statement for Year Ended May 31st, 1919 

RECEIPTS 

Balance carried forward from previous year for Ayer's 

Cliff and District Account $262 50 

Interest from Investments for 12 months ending this 

date 2,669 46 

$2,931 96 

DISBURSEMENTS ^ 

General Mission Fund, viz.: 

For Ayer 's Cliff and District $1,259 73 

For General Distribution 1,197 23 

Administration Expense 200 00 

Balance Ayer's Cliff and District account 275 00 

$2,921 96 

Frank G. Ellis, 

Treasurer. 
Audited and certified correct: 

D. O. Wood, 
Geo. a. Moore, 

Auditors. 

Montreal, May 31st, 1919. 



CANADA CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY 45 

CHURCH EXTENSION AND BUILDING FUND 

Txeasurer's Statement for Year ended May 31st, 1919. 

(Revenue Account) 

RECEIPTS 

Balance carried forward from previous year $674 63 

Interest from Sundry Investments 2,734 53 

Woodstock Church 218 50 

■ $3,627 66 

DISBURSEMENTS 

First Church, Vancouver, B.C. : 

Interest on Property Mortgage for 12 months $1,560 00 

First Church, Victoria, B.C. : 

Grant for 12 months 500 00 

Kitsilano Congregational Church, B.C. : 

Special Grants during year 205 83 

Barrie Congregational Church during year 18 00 

Bellwood Property, Taxes 4 79 

Woodstock Church, Mortgage and Interest 214 50 

Administration Expense 2,67 00 

Total Disbursements $2,770 12 

Balance on hand May 31st, 1919 857 54 

$3,627 66 

Audited and certified correct: Frank G. Ellis, 

D. O. Wood, Treasurer. 

Geo. a. Moore, 

Auditors. 
Montreal, May 31st, 1919. 

GEORGE ROBERTSON EVANGELISTIC FUND 

Treasurer's Statement for Year Ended May 31st, 1919 

(Revenue Account) 

RECEIPTS 

Balance carried forward from previous year $1,616 59 

Interest from Investment for 12 months ending this date 811 91 

$2,428 50 

disbursements 

Evangelistic Services, Freeport, Ont $.'!7 25 

Evangelistic Services, Kitchener, Ont 29 75 

Administration Expense •,■••,■■ ^^^ -^ 

Total Disbursements $178 25 

Transferred to Capital Account 1,000 00 

Balance on hand May 31st 1,250 25 

$2,428 50 

Audited and certified correct: Frank G. Ellis, 

D. O. Wood, Treasurer. 

Geo. a. Moore, 

Auditors. 
Montreal, May 31st, 1919. 






46 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 



GENEEAL MISSION FUND 

Treasurer's Statement for Year Ended May 31st, 1919 

(Eevenue Account) 

RECEIPTS 

Genera] Contributions : 

British Columbia $145 00 

Alberta : Swedish and German Field . . . $51 65 

Alberta : Calgarv Church 50 00 

$101 65 

Saskatchewan : German Field 20 00 

Saskatchewan : Union Church Conquest . . 50 00 

• 70 00 

Manitoba 313 71 

Ontario : Western Division $1,174 45 

Central Division 648 00 

Eastern Division 9S1 23 

— ■ $2,803 68 

Quebec 1,876 59 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 315 99 

United Brethren 677 59 

6,304 21 

C.C. Woman 's Board of Missions $1,428 44 

Personal Subscriptions and Social Collections 234 40 

• 1,662 84 

Sundry Eevenues: 

Colonial Missionary Society $824 79 

Shurtleff Mission Fund • 2,284 73 

Estate J. Gorham Trust 1,001 64 

Interest on Investments 435 38 

4,546 54 

Total Eeceipts 12,513 59 

Balance carried from previous year 3,675 24 

$16,188 83 

Frank G. Ellis, 

Treasurer. 
Audited and certified correct: 

D. O. Wood, 
Geo. A. Moore, 

Auditors. 
Montreal, May 31st, 1919. 



CANADA CONGREtiATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY 47 

DISBURSEMENTS 

Grants to Churches and Missions: 

British Columbia $725 Ou 

Alberta 2,352 92 . : 

Saskatchewan 900 15 

Manitoba 346 25 

Ontario : Western Division $187 00 

Central Division 300 00 

Eastern Division 744 43 

1,231 43 

Quebec: (General) $813 56 

Ayer's Cliff District from 

Shurtleff Bequest 1,100 00 

1,913 56 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 1,057 20 

^nited Brethren Churches 590 42 

Missions to Emigrants and Eeturned Soldiers, Quebec 253 90 . 

: 9,370 93 

Administrations and General Expense. 

The Congregationalist $300 00 

Congregational Union of Canada: Proportion, Sal- 
ary and Expenses, General Secretary for year, 

paid under Guarantee 1,345 00 

Printing, Postage and Stationery, and General Ad- 
ministration Expense 511 56 

2,156 56 

Total Disbursements $11,527 49 

Balance on hand May 31st, 1919 4,661 34 

$16,188 83 

Frank G. Ellis, 

Treasurtr. 
Audited and certified correct: 

D. O. Wood, 
Geo. a. Moore, 

Auditors. 
Montreal, May 31st, 1919. 



48 



CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 



SUBSCRIPTIONS TO THE GENERAL MISSION FUND OF THE CANADA 

CONGREGATIONAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY FOR THE 

YEAR ENDING MAY 3lst, 1919 

ONTARIO 



WESTERN DISTRICT (Ontario) 
Brantford $150 00 

Burf ord : 

Church $14 77 

Ladies 'Aid 5 00 

19 77 



Embro : 

Church $27 75 

S. School 2 25 



Foiest ' ' Central " 

"Zion" 

"Lake Shore": 
Church (1918) .. $10 00 
" (1919) . . 15 00 
S. School 6 00 



Forest ' ' Plymptou ' 
Church (1918) . 
S. School . 



$21 00 
5 00 



30 00 

50 00 
9 00 



31 00 



26 00 



Guelph 41 94 

.$136 40 



Hamilton "First' 
Church (1918) 
(1919) 



268 65 



Hamilton ' ' Immanuel " .... 

London ' ' Southern ' ' : 

Church $27 00 

S. School 16 00 



405 05 
50 00 



43 00 



London "First": 

Church $22 88 

8. School 2l 20 



Paris 




44 08 
18 75 


Scotland 

Watford 




30 25 
15 40 


Stratford "Church" 
Y.P.S. .. 


$56 50 
10 00 


fifi t^A 



Speedside (1917) 44 00 

Garafraxa (1917) 22 70 

Tilbury (1918) 77 00 



$1,174 45 



EASTERN DISTRICT (Ontario) 



Kingston City : 

"First" Ciiureh .$110 00 
' ' S. School ... 6 70 



Bethel" Church $26 00 
" S. School . 8 40 



$116 70 



■Calvarv" Church 40 00 
" "S. School 15 00 
' ' Mis. Circle 20 00 



Ottawa. 

Church (1918) 
(1919) 



$90 00 
90 00 



}4 40 



75 00 



180 00 
65 42 



Middleville 

Hopetown * 42 51 

Rosetta . 48 49 

Maxville : 

Church (1918) . .$161 00 
(1919) .. 177 51 



Lanark 



338 51 

80 00 

$981 2?< 



CENTRAL DISTRICT (Ontario) 

B^-ie $25 00 

Churchill 11 00 

Cobourg: 

Church $85 00 

S. School 5 00 

■ 90 00 



Toronto Citv : 

' ' Northern ' ' 300 00 

"Olivet" 150 00 

' ' Western " 50 00 



CAXADA CONGREGATIOXAL 

Dalston ^ 10 00 

Pine Grove: 

Church $5 50 

Y. P. S 6 50 

12 00 

$648 00 

ALBERTA 

Calgary "First": 

Church (1918) $50 00 

Meeting Creek 10 00 

Russian German Field: 

Three Hills, Per J. Maerz 5 00 

Swedish Work, Alta. : 
Wetaskiwin, Alta. : 

Highland Park 10 00 

New Norway : 

S. School 6 65 

New Sweden: 

Ladies 'Aid 10 00 

Louisville. 

Ladies ' Aid 10 00 

$101 65 

BRITISH COLUMBIA 

Vancouver : 

' ' First ' ' Church $105 00 

Victoria : 

' ' First ' ' Church 40 00 

$145 00 

SASKATCHEWAN 

Leader $10 00 

Emmanuel 10 00 

Conquest : 

* ' Union ' ' Church 50 00 

$70 00 

QUEBEC 

Ayer 's Cliflf $26 18 

Boynton 9 15 

Cowansville : 

Church $50 00 

S. School 9 00 

59 00' 



MISSIONARY SOCIETY 49 

Danville 40 00 

Fitch Bay 17 (JQ 

Cfranby 314 00 

Montreal : 

"Zion" Church . .$100 00 
S. School 24 48 

124 48 

' ' Emmanuel ' ' : 

Church $602 35 

S. School 12 06 

615 41 

"Calvary" Church$127 65 
Mrs. Hiil 20 00 

147 65 

Union Church ■ 15 00 

Crystals Springs: 

Church $2 50 

S. School 3 66 

G 16 

Pte. St. Charles 55 00 

Sherbrooke : 

Church $200 00 

S. School ,. . 52 16 

252 16 

Waterville 16 85 

St. Anne de Bellevue 85 45 

Melbourne (1918) : 

Church $36 25 

S. School 6 25 

42 50 

Stanstead 50 00 

$1,876 59 
MANITOBA 



Winnipeg. 
' ' Crescent ' ' : 

Church $193 45 

S. School 17 01 

$210 46 

- Winnipeg Central 18 25 

Brandon : 

• Church $62 00 

S. School 23 00 

85 00 

$313 71 



50 



UNIT ion FiRKTHREX ASSOCIA 
TIOX 



CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

Keswick Ridpc 



Bethel : 

Church 

S. School 


$4 35 

4 75 

"to 


Sheffield : 

Cliuicli 

Y. P. S. . . . . 

in 


$27 00 

16 00 







Diltz Road: 

Church $9 85 

8. School 1 45 



-1 30 

Elcho : 

Church $28 50 

>S. School 3 95 

32 45 

Kitcheuer 36 75 

Freeport 10 75 

Association per E. Zavitz. . . 461 74 

Shevkston : 82 25 

Listowel 33 25 



NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW BRUNS- 
WICK 

• 

Brooklyn $25 00 

Beach 'Meadows 12 00 

Pleasant River 14 44 

Kiugport 8 00 



Lower Selniah : 

Church. 

S. School . . 



$9 00 
1 00 



South Maitlanil 



Margarec : 

Church $21 U() 

S. School 10 00 



St. John: 

Church $20 00 



S. School 



10 00 



Chebogue : 

Church $20 00 

Women's Society. 10 00 

S. School '. . 1 00 



]/iverpool : 

Church $6 35 

S. School 13 10 



$677 59 Hemford 



10 00 



43 00 



30 00 



31 00 



19 45 
13 60 



;:315 99 



Bakei' 's Settlement , 

Yarmouth : 

Church (191S) . . $10 00 

(1919) . . 22 25 

S. School '20 00 



PERSONAL AND SPECIAL SCB- 
SCRIPTIONS 



10 00 
9 00 



31 00 ■ 



Collection Unioxr Meetings 
Collection Union Meetings, 

Toronto 

Collection Union Meetings, 

Nova Scotia and New 

Brunswick 

jSIrs. Sykes 

A Friend 

J. M. Docls 

Mrs. Dietrich, Sr 

C. C. W. E. M 

Alberta Conference (Coll'Q) 
New Noryvay Conference 

(Coll'n) 



$26 00 



8 


40 


. 2 


00 


50 


00 


TOO 


00 


25 


00 


1,428 


44 


15 


50 


7 


50 



$1,662 S4 



CANADA CONGREGATIOKAL MISSIONARY SOCIETY 51 

LIST OF CHURCHES CONTRIBUTING ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS AND 

OVER 

1917-18 

' ' Emmanuel, ' ' Montreal Que $784 42 

' ' Northern, ' ' Toronto, Ont 619 00 

(late) 

' ' First! • ' Hamilton. Ont 428 88 

(late) 

' ' Calvary, " ' Montreal, Que 313 00 

' ' Granby, ' ' Granby, Que 212 74 

' ' Bond 'street, ' ' Toronto, Ont 300 00 

' ' Plymouth, ' ' Sherbrooke, Que 248 25 

. ' ' Olivet, ' ' Toronto, Ont 200 00 

' ' Brantf ord, ' ' Brantf ord, Ont 150 00 

"Zion" (Russo-German), Beiseker, Alta 150 00 

' ' Crescent, ' ' Winnipeg, Man 125 00 

"Point St. Charles," Montreal, Que 147 84 

' ' Zion, ' ' Hilda, Alta 115 00 

' ' BroadvievF, ' ' Toronto, Ont 109 45 

' ' First, ' ' Vancouver, B.C 100 50 

' ' First, ' ' Kingston, Ont 100 00 

- ' ' Maxville, ' ' Maxville, Ont 161 00 

' ' Zion, ' ' Montreal, Que 70 00 



1918-19 


$603 


35 


300 


00 


700 


00 


419 


70 


103 


05 


144 


65 


314 


00 


230 


73 


200 


00 


150 


00 


150 


00 


193 


00 




145 


45 


105 


00 


110 


00 


177 


51 


100 


00 



52 CONGREGATIOXAL YEAR BOOK. 



THE CANADA CONGEEGATIONAL FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY 



OFFICERS 1919-20 

President — Rev. E. Munson Hill, D.D. 

First Vice-President — W. E. Booth. 

Second Vice-President — Geo. IJ. Williams. 

Secretary — Geo. A. Moore, 359 Querbes Avenue, Outremont, Que. 

Treasurer — H. W. Barker, 56 Lakeview Avenue, Toronto. 

Educational Secretary — Rev. A. F. Pollock, B.D., Granby, Que. 

Superintendent of Prayer Union — Miss F. B. Eawlings, Forest, Ont. 

Directors — The Officers, together with Revs. W. I. Gunn, D.D.; Dr. W. H. 
Warriner, Dr. F. J. Day, Dr. J. T. Daley, H. D. Whitmore, A. Margrett, J. W. 
Newbery, W. D. Spence, T. B. Hyde, Judge Teet, and Messrs. Arthur Wickson. 
W. J. Aitchison, D. O. Wood, C. McD. Hay, A. E. Birks, J. W. Flewwelling, Mrs 
Thos. H. Hill, Mrs. Thos. Moodie, Miss Sileox. 
Rev. Dr. Daley. 

Auditor — G. T. Gwyn. 

Executive Committee — The officers, together with Rev. Dr. Warriner, Judge 
Leet, A. E. Birks, Mrs. Thos. Moodie. 



CONSTITUTION 



I. — NAME 

This Corporation shall be called The Canada Congregational Foreign Mis- 
sionary Society- 

II. OBJECT 

The object of this Society shall be to spread the knowledge of th:3 Gospel 
among the heathen and other unenlightened people. 

III. MEMBERSHIP 

The members of this Society shall be persons subscribing $2 annually, min- 
isters of all contributing churches, one other representative from each church 
contributing -iilO annually, and two representatives from each church contrib- 
uting $50, or over, annually, and each year the delegates appointed from any 
church to the Congregational Union of Canada shall be delegates to this So- 
ciety, provided that church be entitled to be so represented. Every benefactor 
making a donation of $40 at one time shall be a life member. 

IV. OFFICERS 

The officers of this Society shall consist of a President, two Vice-Presidents, 
Secretary, Treasurer, and Board of Directors, to be elected at the annual meet- 
ing of the Society. 

V. MEETINGS 

An annual meeting of the Society shall be held on the Thursday follow- 
ing the first Sunday in June, at the place where the Congregational Union of 
Canada assembles. 

VI. AMENDMENTS 

This Constitution can be amended by vote of two-thirds of the members 
present at any annual meeting of the Society, notice of the proposed altera- 
tion having been given in two successive numbers of the Canadian Independent 
(now Canadian Congregationalist) . 



CANADA CONGREGATIONAL FOREIGN -MISSIONARY SOCIETY 53 

BY-LAWS 



All funds arising from donations, legacies, subscriptions, or otherwise, shall 
be lodged by the Treasurer, as soon as collected, with some chartered bank, 
to be named by the Executive Committee. Money can be drawn from such 
accounts only by cheques, signed by the Secretary and Treasurer, but the 
President or Vice-President may sign for either in their absence. 

II. — MANAGEMENT 

The Board of Directors shall consist of not more than twenty-five mem- 
bers of the Society, including the officers, and shall be elected at the annual 
meeting, who shall have full charge and power for the administration of the 
affairs of the Society. Immediately after their election they shall appoint 
an Executive Committee, and such other committees as they shall deem ex- 
pedient for the interests of the Society. The Executive Committee shall have 
all the powers of the Board of Directors between the meetings of that Board, 
and shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Super- 
intendents of Departments, and not more than twelve other members, together 
with two members of the "Woman's Board, the same to be appointed by that 
Board, and who are members of this Society. 

III. MEETINGS 

The Board of Directors shall meet at least once during the year, immedi- 
ately before the annual meeting of the Society, at the call of the Secretary, 
to prepare reports, and a list of officers and committees to be nominated at the 
annual meeting, as well as to transact any other business connected with the 
interests of the Society. 

IV. — PRESENTATION TO CHURCHES 

The work of this Society shall be presented and a Foreign Missionary ser- 
mon preached in each of the churches of the constituency at least once in each 
year. The Executive Committee shall see that news from the Society 's work 
is distributed to the churches. 

V. — DONATIONS FOR SPECIAL WORK 
When money is donated for missionary work outside the Society's mis- 
sions, it may be forwarded to societies working in that field. 

VI. — AMENDMENT 

These by-laws may be altered in the same manner as the Constitution. 



MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING 

Hamilton, June 5th, 1919. 

The 38th Annual Meeting of the C.C.F.M.S. was called to order at 2.30 
p.m. on Thursday, June 5th, 1919, in First Congregational Church, Hamilton. 

The President, Eev. E. Munson Hill, D.D., occupied the chair. The meet- 
ing was opened by the singing of Hymn 579, followed by reading from Mark 
16 : 14 to end of chapter, and prayer led by Eev. J. H. Newbery. 

Mr. J. B. Waugh was appointed minute secretary. 

Moved by Eev. J. T. Daley and seconded by Eev. A. Margrett, ' ' That the 
Constitution Article 4 be changed by insertion of word 'two' before the word 
'Vice-President,' and that word changed to plural, reading 'two Vice-Presi- 
dents.' " Carried. 



54 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

The President then vend the report of the Board of Directors, covering the 
year 's \\ork in Africa. 

Mention was made of the resignation of Eev. W. D. Spence as Secretary. 

The Treasurer 's report was read and adopted. 

The report of the Educational Secretary and that of the Superintendent of 
Prayer Union was read and adopted. 

The officers elected for the coming year are as given above. 

(Signed) J. B. Waugh, 

Minute Secretary. 



THE THIETY-EIGHTH ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CANADA CON- 
GREGATIONAL FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY, BEING THE 
REPORT FOR THE YEAR ENDING MAY 31, 1919. 

It is a pleasure to present this 38th Annual Report of the Directors in the 
Hamilton Church where Dr. Currie was ordained as our first missionary 34 
years ago. 

It is no formality that leads us to begin our Report with gratitude that 
Christ has been able to use our churches and missionaries for a real advance 
toward making Angola a corner of the City of God set up on the earth. The 
stations ^vere undermanned and the missionaries greatly overworked, but the 
^ise and careful beginning is bearing fruit. 

We wish the contributing members of the Society could see what is being 
done in Chisamba and Dondi as we do, who have the privilege of correspondence 
and direction. Thirty-nine years ago the first missionaries from the American 
Board, commissioners for foreign missions, landed at Benguella. Thirty-three 
years ago Dr. Currie landed, and three years later decided upon Chisamba as 
our station, and began work there. On May 20th, 1894, the first church was 
organized with eleven members. 0\\v latest full report from them dated a year 
ago gives this wonderful fruitage: 39 outstations around Chisamba, 364 church 
members, oL added during the year, 200 catechumens, 1,358 pupils in the out- 
station jirimary schools, 315 in the station boarding schools, .$228.00 received 
in school fees. 

The mission as a whole, American and Canadian, has reduced the language 
to scientific form, with a grammar just being printed. Many parts of the Bible 
are translated and printed, and they are now engaged on a translation in 
final form. A Bible Dictionary is being prepared under Mr. Tucker's direction. 

The brightest pupils from the station schools are sent up to the Currie In- 
stitute, to be prepared for teachers and pastors, and the girls ' boarding school 
at Dondi is doing a similar work for the women. The graduates will soon be 
going out and taking responsible positions to hold alone. There is a feeling 
throughout the Mission that they are on the eve of a great forward movement 
with a rich harvest if we will give them the overseers and instructors they 
need. 

PRAYER 

This growth has been in answer to the genuine and constant prayer that 
has risen from the family altars and in hours of public worship. Our "Prayer 
Union ' ' ' has helped to keep this rising. ' ' Over there ' ' they have felt it, and 
' ' over here ' ' we have also. That generous unnamed soul that is supporting Mr. 
Steed was led into it by carrying out the spirit of the ' ' Prayer Union. ' ' Let 
us pray yet more for conversions, perseverance of the converts, for patience, 
friendly co-operation and wisdom for the missionaries, for new men and wo- 
men, for some to go at their own expense, and for larger financial gifts. The 



CANADA CONGREGATIONAL FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIKTV OO 

expansion, the growth in prestige, the preparation of a native ministry, and 
the present wide-spread hunger for education and Gospel preaching, is the 
opening of the windows of heaven and pouring out upon the nnissionaries a 
blessing of such richness tliat literally they are not able to use it all. This 
ought to put the churches on their mettle to "carry on.*" We must not get 
work weary and grant an armistice to the opposition, and rest on our guns. If 
we help our overseas contingent to follow up the advantage they have gained 
we can soon write one of the finest chapters of missionary history. 

CHISAMBA 

The beginning and substance of our mission is teaching and living the Gos- 
pel message. For this work our station has been sadly undermanned since Mr. 
and Mrs. Tucker went to Doudi. The Misses Melville, on duty since 1893y Miss 
Bell, Mr. and Mrs. Catell, have been trying to hold the fort without an evan- 
gelist and with no doctor for two years. And it will be a few months yet be- 
fore Mr. Steed and Dr. Hall reach there, owing to the vote of the Mission it- 
self that recruits must have six months language study in Portugal. Dr. Hall 
has had some. We thank the heroic defenders and workers for their patience, 
and admire the results they have achieved. Mr. Catell has had to be preacher, 
for which he has felt inadequate, to teach industry, to build schools, drain 
marshes, and be a judge and counsellor for everybody, with the valued help 
of the ladies, whose main work is teaching. 

There are six central meeting places every morning, and 50 villages are 
reached by the Christian men in the afternoons. There are two regular Sun- 
day schools with an average of 500 scholars in each school. 

The Allan and David Gunn Memorial Dormitory has been partially com- 
pleted. Fourteen rooms were ready a year ago, and 80 boys are occupying 
them. This dormitory has cost rriore than the first estimate. $1,100.00 has 
been spent, and it will take nearly $500.00 more. High war prices has been 
partly responsible. 

The Africans are fond of music and sing well. Three cornets are in use 
at the station. Kangende, Mrs. Currie 's cook of other days, can play most 
of the hymns. A year ago Mr. and Mrs. Catell trained a choir of mixed 
voices, and, in addition to other simpler things, trained them to sing the beau- 
tiful Haydn chorus, ' ' The heavens are telling. ' ' 

In all they have nearly 1,700 pupils, of whom 315 are' in the Chisamba 
Station School, hoping to be chosen for Currie Institute or the Girls ' High 
School. Fifty of these are girls in the Boarding School, and the expenditure 
for them was only $50.00. Mr. Catell has had charge of the l)oys ' schools in 
addition to his industrial and preaching work. These boys have helped in 
building, teaching, farming and ditching. 

EVANGEL] STIC WORK 

They observed the first week of the year 1919 as a week of prayer. Two 
meetings were held each day, with an average attendance of 500. They had 
as a special preacher Mr. Murrain from the Brethren Mission not far away, 
and his messages were most valuable. Think of it, you who grudge a dollar a 
year to help those busy workers! Within a few years of heathenism, and sur- 
rounded by it now, 500 black men and women will gather day after day to 
hear preaching. The testimony to the character of those converts is high. 
They leave their drinking and gambling. They leave their witchcraft. The 
chiefs give up polygamy, and some of these converts are slaves who have been 
brought from further inland. Frequently they return to their homes. One 
missionary from that inland country worked ten years, making little headway, 
struggling to learn the language and reduce it to written form. One day three 
families came in from Chisamba, returning to their home Christian people. The 
missionary took new courage and saw an answer to his prayers. Converts be- 



5(3 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

gan to eome in. He pays a fine tribute to the character of these new comers. 

During the year the land belonging to Chisamba has been surveyed and 
legally staked out, making 960 hektares, or about 2,400 acres. 100 acres of 
this is rich land suitable for wheat, when they have had time to drain it. 

The missionaries speak highly of Chikose, the chief who succeeded the 
godly Kanjundu. He is a worthy successor, and has an extended influence 
throughout the country. 

Considerable new building must be done, and repairing of the first build- 
ings, which were of wood and thatch. Most of the new building is built with 
properly made brick, and with tile roof. This is a vast improvement as an 
antidote to the white ants that do a great injury to wooden buildings. We 
cannot speak too highly of the work Mr. Catell has done. It is a marvel what 
he has been able to do. He has more than earned the furlough that he will 
take next year. His wife has been a most valuable helper. It has been hard 
for them to have no doctor at the station. 

INDUSTRIAL WORK 

We have the best built station of the Mission. Four large buildings have 
been put up with tiled roofs. No windows or doors were imported, but all made 
on the spot. A large number of doors and window sashes were supplied for 
Dondi, as well as school desks. Doors and window sashes have been made for 
all other stations. 40,000 roofing tiles have been made, and some for floors. 
They have drained and put under cultivation a large amount of land that was 
formerly a marsh, and new roads have been built. 

DONDI. 

The staff at Dondi consists of Principal Tucker, who has to teach about 
twice what a Canadian teacher Avould consider himself able to cover ; Mrs. 
Tucker, who in addition to household cares, teaches music and drawing ; Mr. 
Bell, who teaches the technical side of shop work, having in mind the mental 
training of accurate observation, exactness, method and saving of labor, be- 
sides overseeing the actual work of building, draining ,and agriculture, and 
also acting as treasurer. Miss Bell teaches tailoring and oversees the catering 
and care of the dormitories. Now they have an addition to their staff by the 
appointment of Mr. Sydney Dart and wife, who have had experience in mission 
work on the East Coast, and will be a great addition to the industrial depart- 
ment. The Bells and Darts are supported by the American Board. 

We record our hearty thanks to Captain Dollar of California, a cousin 
of Miss Melville, for the gift of an electrical outfit and water wheel for the 
Currie Institute at an expense of more than $1,700.00. 

In the matter of discipline, there is a students' council of older boys who 
deal with petty troubles and conduct. 

On Sunday the pupils go out by two 's into the villages and hold meetings. 
This is a most valuable part of the life, for the purpose of the school is to 
prepare leaders and preachers, and it is well to mix the evangelizing work with 
the study. But it adds very seriously to the care of the missionaries. In fact 
they cannot keep up with it. They sadly need an evangelist missionary who 
will give his time to organizing the work, talking with the boys on their re- 
turn, and following up their work by visits among the villages. There is not 
only a golden opportunity for this man, but a crying need for him, if we are 
to harvest the seed we sow. 

Beside this man they greatly need a man to share the teaching with Mr. 
Tucker, a man who has had experience in teaching and has studied the art of 
pedagogy. 

They have established an evangelists' summer school. Last year 36 teach- 
ers and preachers came together for a month and had Bible study courses. But 
the personal fellowship and informal conferences were almost the most valuable 




MISS ELIZABETH S. MacKENZIE. 
Missiouary of the C.C.W.B.M., West Africa. 



CANADA CONGREGATIONAL FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY 57 

factor in the mouth. During the year the Governor of the Province visited 
the Institute and expressed the highest interest in the work, promised to come 
again, and wrote words of praise when he returned to his home. 

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE MISSION 

A new departure of recent years in the whole mission is proving very in- 
teresting and vahiable. The annual meeting, when delegates from each station 
come together to study finances, to advise one another, to plan Christian litera- 
ture, and prepare the united report and budget, used to be entirely a meeting 
of missionaries. Now they have a general picnic and summer school. Fully 
1,000 come together. There are special conferences for women, for men, for 
church officers, etc. The most practical questions of Christian living and church 
and school management are discussed. 

RECRUITS 

It is a disappointment not to be able to report our new families on the 
field, but variovTS obstacles and preparation work have prevented. The Steeds 
are in England on the way to Lisbon, where they must study Portuguese for at 
least six months. Dr. Hall is already in Portugal for the same purpose. We 
tried to get him started last October, but international relations prevented. 
On September 19th he was married to Miss Belnavis. 

Miss Elizabeth Eead sailed away in early December to represent the Wo- 
man 's Board, but she was delayed a long time at Cape Town. It is a joy to 
us that Mrs. Currie has been moved to return to her work in Africa, and also 
that our Woman's Board has had the courage and faith to assume her support. 
Another unknown donor has promised to pay her salary if the Board carries 
her there. Our Society had been giving her an allowance of $250.00 up to the 
end of December. We continued this until she sailed away a month ago. She 
may be assigned to the girls ' boarding school at Dondi. That will be decided 
by the missionaries. Mr. and Mrs. Tucker have reached home for their first 
furlough, which is a year overdue. Miss Maggie Melville is also on her way 
home, and Miss Helen Melville, after a year's furlough, expects to return this 
autumn to Africa. Mr. and Mrs. Catell will come home for their needed fur- 
lough next spring. 

Your Committee has for some time been studying the question of a re- 
tiring fund for our missionaries, and has decided that no better way is open 
than having them insured in the Provident Fund. That Society has already 
modified its constitution so as to make it possible for all the foreign mission- 
aries to secure its advantages, whether ordained or unordained, male or female. 
We have applied to have all the missionaries of this Society accepted and offer 
to keep premiums paid. 

The tours made among our churches by Mr. Steed and Miss Melville have 
been fruitful in three ways. They have made the members feel a warmer per- 
sonal relation to the mission ; they have called out several personal offers for 
personal service from young women, and many personal financial gifts. 

There is a danger besetting these missionary visits, alongside the good. 
It leaves some churches feeling they cannot get any subscriptions unless they 
have such an incentive. The contributions to home and foreign missions and 
College should be like our three meals a day, as regular and as adequate. 

(Signed) E. Munson Hill, 

President. 



58 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

EEPOET OF SUPERINTENDENT OF PRAYEE UNION 

Some one has said there is "no substitute for prayer. ' ' Prayer in the 
past, prayer now, prayer in the future, is and will be the dynamic of our 
power. 

Do we believe in God to the uttermost? If so we shall pray, and praying 
we shall cultivate the prayer life. The real cultivating will come in real 
praying. 

Your superintendent has tried to enlist members and friends of our Con- 
gregational churches in the service of prayer for our missions in Chisamba and 
West Central Africa. 

Through personal effort and assisted by friends, ninety-six members have 
been secured for the prayer Union this year. 

The new members are to be found in the following places: Edgar, Eugby, 
Dalstou, Pine Grove, Toronto, Cobourg, Brampton, Wingham, Windsor, London, 
Stratford, Kitchener, Forest, Montreal, Auckland, New Zealand, and Smyrna, 
Turkey. There were 377 cards issued of the first supply and 80 of the second. 

A fee of ten cents is asked for to defray expense of cards, and I have 
on hand nine dollars and sixty cents. 

That the department has been worth while has been shown by the increased 
gifts and in some cases bj' an extra large gift, as is seen in the gift of the lady 
who donates the money for the support of Mr. Steed. In the early days of the 
Prayer Union a membership card was given to her, and from time to time 
missionary literature was sent. The card became soiled and worn out, and 
she asked for a new one, which was framed and presented to her. The results 
are also seen in the gift of the "Fairy Godmother," as she is called 'by the 
C.C.W.B.M., for the support of Mrs. Currie. Another result is seen in the 
patience and wisdom which our missionaries have shown, who are often over- 
worked and always needing more workers in the field. Then we have the 
loyalty of the native converts and the real expansion and remarkable desire of 
the native for education and the ' ' words. ' ' 

' ' So called to fellowship with Christ in making known His Gospel to all 
the world, we promise to pray for the work of the West Central African Mis- 
sion that all who hear the Gospel there may be truly and speedily converted. 

We need more missionaries, more money, leaders in the work at home, in 
churches, and among the young, but above all we need the continual guidance 
of the Holy Spirit in our work. 

The promises of God are sure. It is worth while to pray, worth while for 
those for whom we pi'ay, but best of all worth while to God, who says, ' ' Be- 
loved I am the Lord, the God of all flesh, is there anything too hard for me. ' ' 
Jer. 32: 27. 

* ' Whatsoever we ask we receive of Him because we keep His command- 
ments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. ' ' 1 .John 3 : 12. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Florence Eawlings. 



REPOET OF THE TREASURER OF THE CANADA CONGREGATIONAL 

FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY FOE THE YEAE ENDING 

MAY 31st, 1919 

In reviewing the financial statement for the year just closed our first 
thought must surely be one of praise and thankfulness to the great Lord of the 
Harvest. It is very gratifying to know that not only during the past year, but 
also through all the trying years of the war, under the strain of which so many 
institutions and organizations broke down, we have never had to curtail any of 



CANADA CONGREGATIONAL FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY 59 

our work. Not only has the income of the Society been well maintained, but 
we have even been enabled to answer — to some extent at least — the call for re- 
inforcements, and the ordained missionary and the doctor, who were so badly 
needed, are now on their way to Africa to relieve the little band of mission- 
aries who have been holding the fort so long and so faithfully. For this and 
other blessings let the note of praise be the dominant feature of our report 
to-day. 

The first section of the financial statement deals with the General Fund. 
It will be seen that we started the year with a cash balance of $2,334. To 
this are added the contributions for the year of $7,021 together with two 
legacies — $500 each — one from the estate of the late H. P. Wales of Eichmond, 
Quebec, and the other left to the Society by the late Miss A. P. Moodie of 
Montreal. This makes a total on the credit side of $10,356. 

The first item on the other side of the account is $2,625, paid to the Ameri- 
can Board. You are aware that all our financial and business operations are 
carried on through the American Board, that we are a branch of that great 
missionary organization. As a matter of fact this $2,625 was not actually re- 
mitted to the American Board, but was paid direct to, or on account of, our 
missionaries, and the Board has credited us with the amount. This was done 
in order to effect a saving of about $75 in exchange, New York funds having 
hovered around 3 per cent, premium all the year. The next items are for 
travelling expenses amounting to $540, made up almost entirely, it will be 
noticed, of the bringing of our new missionaries to last year 's Annual Meeting, 
and of Mr. Steed 's tour of the churches. Then follow printing accounts 
with the usual grant of $200.00 to the Publishing Committee, and all the other 
printing accounts, amounting in all to $382.00. After this follow the usual 
grants and the necessary home expenses, together with the transfer of $1,000, 
which is made every year to the Furlough Fund. To have a balance of $4,882 
on hand is a circumstance which has been forced upon us by reason of the ad- 
verse exchange conditions. Had New York exchange been anywhere near par 
the most, if not all, of this amount would have been remitted to the American 
Board, for at the present time we owe them $2,891 plus salaries and station 
expenses for the last six months of 1918 (which we have not yet been charged 
with), besides the accrued expenses for the present year. This explanation 
is made lest anyone should get the idea that the Society has ' ' money to 
burn. ' ' 

Let us now pass to the second part of the printed report containing the 
Designated Fund statement. A balance of $22.00 belonging to the Furlough 
Fund was carried forward, to which we add contributions for the year of 
$1,188, income from the Hine and Freeland Trusts for the support of boys, 
$629 and $333 respectively, together with the $1,000 already referred to trans- 
ferred to the Furlough Fund, the whole totalling $3,174. Of this amount 
$1,579 has been remitted for special objects in connection with our own work, 
as will be seen, while $512 was designated and forwarded for outside objects, 
as per the printed statement. The balance on hand of $1,082 is made up of 
$1,022, furlough money and $60 contributed by the young people of Bloom- 
ingdale and West Montrose for an organ for the Currie Institute. 

The next part of the printed statement is devoted to the Currie Institute or 
Dondi Fund. At the commencement of the year we had on hand $5,708. Dur- 
ing the year contributions amounting to $5,737 have been received, together with 
a legacy of $1,000 from the late Miss A. P. Moodie, who also, as we have seen, 
left $500 for our regular work. This makes a total of $12,446. $56 has been 
used for home expenses, and $3,550 invested in War Bonds. $550 of this came 
to us in the form of War Bonds. The balance on hand in the Institute account 
is $8,839. To remit this now would cost us between $250 and $300, so it is 
considered wise by your Committee to await a more favorable rate of ex- 
change. A full statement of the Institute Fund is as follows: 



60 ' CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

Eemitted prior to the Campaign $11,234 00 

Eemitted out of Campaign receipts 7,500 00 

Seholes Legacy investment 3,940 00 

Investment in War Bonds 3,550 00 

Cash on hand 8,839 54 

Total $35,063 54 

I want to call attention to the remarkable giving of one little church, 
namely, Maxville. In three years this church has given $1,694.89 in cash for 
the Institute Fund. Let every church look at this and then go and do likewise. 

Following this is a list of our invested funds, which will be found of in- 
terest, and then at the foot of the sheet is a statement of the contributions by 
Associations and a comparison with the previous year. It is very satisfactory 
to notice that for the General Fund there is an increase all along the line, 
and an increase in every Association is also shown in the Designated account. 

And now leaving this statement let us look at the amounts given by indi- 
vidual churches. It is very fitting that the Union should be held in the First 
Church, Hamilton, because this Church heads the list of givers with $1,054.74. 
I mention the cents because little Maxville is neck and neck with Hamilton, 
being only 8 cents behind, $1,054.66. Well done, Maxville! Close upon the 
heels of these two leaders come Bond Street, Toronto, with $1,031.00, and 
Broadview, Toronto, with $1,022.00. Emmanuel, Montreal, has usually taken 
first place, but this year Eriimanuel slips down to fifth with $958.00, followed 
close by Zion, Montreal, $858.00. We may well ask if Zion without a minister 
gives this amount what would she give if she had a minister? Then follows 
Northern, Toronto, $636.00; Scotland, $476.00; First, Ottawa, $379.00; Mont- 
real, Calvary, $328.00; Granby, $293.00; Olivet, Toronto, $254.00; Stratford, 
$249.00; Cobourg, $222.00; Waterville, $191.00; Forest, Central and Sher- 
brooke, $175.00 each (Forest leading by 21 cents) ; Western, Toronto, $139.00; 
Bloomingdale, $136.00 ; Crescent, Winnipeg, $130.00 ; Brantf ord, $125.00 ; West 
Montrose, $117.00; and Vancouver, First, $100.00. 

It is impossible with so many of our missionaries coming and going to 
make up a budget which will even approximate our expenses during the next 
year. It is quite evident, however, that with all the travelling, outfitting, and 
the other extraordinary obligations ahead of us, it will be necessary for every 
church to buckle to and do its utmost. And are we going to be satisfied with 
merely holding our own? Our great leader is calling us to go forward and to 
enter new fields which are ripe already to the harvest. Let us dare to say 
"yes" to God. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

H. W. Barker, 

Treasurer. 



CANADA CONGREGATIONAL FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY 61 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDING MAT 31, 1919. 
GENERAL FUND 

RECEIPTS 

Balance brought forward $2,384 98 

Contributions for the year 7,021 (j3 

Legacy, Estate late H. P. Wales 500 00 

Legacy, Estate late Miss A. P. Moodie 500 00 

$10,356 61 

EXPENDITURE 

Remitted to American Board for Salaries, etc $2,625 30 

Travelling Expenses: 

Dr. Strong to Union $45 00 

Dr. Hall, Mr. Steed and Miss Belnavis to Annual 

Meeting 145 00 

Dr. Hall to New York 27 50 

Executive Committee 112 40 

Mr. Steed's tour of churches 210 25 

540 15 

Printing Accounts : 

Payment to Publishing Com $200 00 

Special issue ' ' Congregationalist " 75 50 

Year Book Account 55 00 

Sundry accounts 52 49 

382 99 

Voted Missionary Education Movement 50 00 

Voted Foi'eign Missionary Conference of N. A 15 00 

Paid account guarantee Gen. Sec. 's salary 448 33 

Literature and our share Victory Shield 26 33 

Drugs and freight on same 39 61 

Transferred to Freeland Trust to balance investment 47 79 

Office expenses 107 00 

Postage, exchange, etc 141 41 

Transferred to Furlough Fund 1,000 00 

Investment in War Bond 50 00 

Balance on hand 4,882 70 

$10,356 61 



62 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

DESIGNATED OBJECTS 

RECEIPTS ■ 

Balance brought forward ^, $ 22 7G 

Contributions for the year . . . 1,188 55 

Hine Trust income ♦529 76 

Freeland Trust income 333 25 

Furlough Fund (from General Fund) 1,000 00 



$3,174 32 



EXPENDITURE 

Kemitted for Special Objects in our own Mission: 

Hine Trust for support of boys $629 76 

Freeland Trust for support of boys 333 25 

Other contributions for support of students and 

children 424 25 

Allan and David Gunn Mem. School 141 25 

Bible Dictionary work 30 25 

Medical work 10 00 

Miss Bell 's use 10 25 

$],57!^i 

Remitted for other Designated Objects: 

Boy, c|o S. A. Gen. Mission $150 00 

Missionary Edtication Movement 180 00 

Miss Barker, Constantinople 10 00 

Rev. F. W. Macallum, Turkey 25 00 

Armenian Orphan 30 00 

Armenian Relief 30 '77 

Teacher in China . 25 00 

Teacher in India 30 00 

Indian Orphanage 10 28 

Indian Famine 21 50 

512 

Balance on hand .- 1,082 



01 



$3,174 32 



CURRIE (DoNDi) INSTITUTE FUND 



RECEIPTS 

Balan(,'e brought forward $5,708 55 

Contributions for the year , 5,737 83 

Legacy, Estate late Miss A. P. Moodie 1,000 00 

$12,446 3S 
EXPENDITURE 

Committee 's travelling expenses $29 25 

Printing accounts 19 .55 

Postage, exchange, etc 8 04 

Investment in War Bonds 3,550 00 

Balance on hand 8,839 54 

$12,446 38 



CANADA CONGREGATIONAL FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY iV.i 

LIST OF INVESTMENTS (entered at cost) ' 

GENERAL Fl'ND 

War Loan' $ 50 00 

DESIGNATED ACCOUNT- 

Hine Trust — 

First Mortgage Avenue Ed. property, Toronto, Dr. 

Howard $9,250 00 

First Mortgage Parliament St. property, Toronto, 

Eobinson Estate 1,150 00 

Ten shares Brazilian 532 50 

10,932 50 

Freeland Trust — 

Seventeen shares Illinois Traction Preferred 1,570 25 

$2,000 Dominion Iron and Steel bonds 1,934 52 

$1,500 Victory Loan (1937) 1,622 79 

5,127 5G 

CURRIE INSTITUTE 

$4,000 Home Investment and Savings Association bonds 3,800 00 

War Loan 3,550 00 

7,350 00 

$23,400 06 

I certify that the accounts of The Canada Congregational Poi'eign Mission- 
ary Society have been audited by me and found correct. The securities held in 
connection with them were also examined and found to be in order. 

G. T. OWYN, 

May 31st, 1919. Auditor. 

SUMMAEY OF CONTEIBUTIONS BY ASSOCIATIONS, 1917-1918 

General Designated Dondi Total 

Toronto $ 714 20 $ 127 98 $3,782 71 $4,624 89 

Western 1,138 25 331 00 1,179 98 2,649 23 

Eastern 337 19 32 00 469 22 838 41 

United Brethren 269 90 61 00 170 50 501 40 

Quebec 1,740 35 206 37 3,317 00 5,263 72 

Western Prov 246 45 31 65 497 95 776 05 

Maritime Prov 184 07 56 00 158 30 398 37 

Miscellaneous and Personal 1,548 47 923 01 209 17 2,680 65 

$6,178 88 $1,769 01 $9,784 83 $17,732 72 



SUMMAEY OF CONTEIBUTIONS BY ASSOCIATIONS, 1918-1919 

General Designated Currie Total 

Toronto $1,204 92 $173 92 $2,053 09 $3,431 93 

Western ; 1,538 78 396 00 722 75 2,657 53 

Eastern 424 79 65 00 1,283 43 1,773 22 

United Brethren ,437 35 137 40 15 00 589 75 

Quebec 1,813 31 213 73 1,201 80 3,228 84 

Western Prov 361 25 46 25 20 00 427 50 

Maritime Prov 227 35 91 00 170 00 488 35 

Miscellaneous and Personal 2,013 88 1,028 26 1,271 26 4,313 00 

$8,021 63 $2,151 56 $6,737 83 $16,911 02 
H. W. Barker, 

Tiea,'iurtf. 



64 



COXGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 



RECEIPTS 



TORONTO ASSOCIATION 

CHURCHILL 

Church $10 00 

COBOURG 

Church $ 90 00 

Church for Dondi 132 60 



$222 60 
COLDSPRINGS 
Church $12 23 

DALSTON 
Church $6 00 

H UMBER SUMMIT 

Cluirch for boy $12 50 

PINE GROVE 
8. S. for boy . . . $12 of) 

RUGBY 
Church $o4 00 

EDGAR 

Church $27 00 

('htirch for Doudi 9 00 



$36 00 
TORONTO (Bond St.) 

Church $200 00 

Church for M.E.M 22 00 

Church for Dondi 609 99 

S:' 8. for Dondi 200 00 



TORONTO (Western) 

Church $65 00 

Church for Dondi 35 00 

W.M.S. for Dondi 12 00 

Church for Gunn Mem 5 00 

Church for M.E.M 22 00 



$139 
Total Toronto Ass'n $13,431 

WESTERN ASSOCIATION 
BELWOOD 
Church for boy $5 



BRANTFORD 



Church 



$125 



BUR FORD 

Church $15 

S. S 6 

Loyal Daughters for girl ... 5 



$1,031 99 
TORONTO (Broadview) 

(iiurch . . $135 69 

Church for M.E.M 25 00 

Church for Dondi 831 50 .Church 

Church and S. S. for Armen- 
ian Relief 30 ] 



$27 
EMBRO 

Church $ 4 

Church and Aux. for Gunn 

Mem 50 

.$54 
FOREST (Central) 

Church . .> $58 

Church for Dondi 95 

Church for Indian Famine . . 21 



$175 

FOREST (Lake Shore) 
$25 



$1,022 96 
TORONTO (Northern) 

Church $500 Oo 

Church for M.E.M 15 00 

Church for Dondi 123 00 



FROME 

Church $13 

S. S. Y.P.S 2 

8. S. for children 15 



50 
00 
5ii 

71 

01) 
50 

21 

50 

20 
50 
00 



$:!0 70 



GARAFRAXA 

Church $i:! 

■ Church for Dondi 19 

$638 00 Ladies-' Aid and Mis. Soc. 

TORONTO (Olivet) for children 10 

Church $125 00 • 

Chureh for M.E.M 9 00 .$42 

Church for Dondi Press House 100 00 G['H:I.I'H 

( hurch for girl 5 Oil ( 'hundi $liS 

W.M.S. for bov 15 J 5 Church for children 15 



$254 15 



$83 75. 



CANADA CONGREGATIONAL FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY 

STRATFORD 



65 



HAMILTON (First) 

Church $793 49 Church $22 10 

Church for Dondi 224 25 S. S 51) 00 

Church for M.E.M 5 00 §• S. for boy and fire 10 00 



S. S. 



32 00 



$1,054 74 



Y. P. S. for boy 150 00 

Y. P. S. for boy and girl . . 10 00 

Jr. Mission Band for girl . . 5 00 

Church for M.E.M 2 00 



HAMILTON (Imm.) 
Church $25 00 

KINCARDINE 
Church $16 65 



LAWRENCE 



$249 10 
TILBURY 
Church $40 00 

WATFORD 

Church $18 00 

S. S 2 00 



Church 



$2 60 



LONDON (First) 

Church $22 88 

S. S 21 20 



WINGHAM 



Aux. for boy 



$20 00 
$5 50 



$44 08 
LONDON (Southern) 

Church $35 00 

Church for Dondi 17 00 



NEW DURHAM 

Church ■ $11 80 

Aux. for boy 10 00 



WOODSTOCK 

Church for Dondi $2 50 

Total Western Ass 'n $2,657 5.S 

UNITED BRETHREN ASSOCIA- 
TION 

BLOOMINGDALE 

$52 00 Church $70 75 

Church for boy 5 00 

C. E. & S. S. for student . . 30 00 

Girls for organ 30 00 



$21 80 
NORTH PLYMPTON 
Church . $18 00 

PARIS 

Church $23 51 

Church for Dondi 2 00 

('hurch for bov 12 00 



$i:'.6 15 
FREEPORT 

Church $18 25 

S. S 12 00 

Church for girl 5 00 



$37 51 
SCOTLAND 
Church' $48 09 



Church for Dondi 


. 353 


00 


Mission Band for Dondi . . 


10 


00 


Church for students 


50 


00 


C. E. for students 


15 


00 







$476 09 
SPEEDSIDE 

Church $22 00 



$35 25 

GAINSBORO CIRCUIT 
Church for M.E.M $5 00 

KITCHENER 
Church $36 30 

LISTOWEL 
Church $28 25 

SHERKSTON 

Churcli $20 90 

Church for Dondi 5 00 



$25 90 



C)(J 



CONGREGATIOXAL YEAR BOOK. 



WELLANDPOKT 
Church for Dondi $10 00 

WEST MOXTEOSE 

Church $55 30 

C. E. aucl Willing Workers 

for student 32 00 

Young Peoph> for organ . . 30 00 

$117 30 
ZION CIRCUIT 

Churches $94 85 

Association $100 75 

Total U. B. Ass 'n $589 75 

EASTERN ASSOCIATION 
HOPETOWN 



OTTAWW (Welcome Zion) 

( 'lnii-c)i $ 4 

( 'hincli for Dondi 04 

( 'hurch for childien 10 



ROSETTA 

Cliurcli $25 

Total Eastern Ass 'n $1,773 

QUEBEC ASSOCIATION 

AYER 'S CLIFF 
Church $15 

BOY N TON 



00 
00 
00 

00 
65 



( 'hurch 



BRIGHAM 



Church $14 39 < 'Innvh $20 

$30 



COOKSHIRE 
Church for students 



KINGSTON (Bethel) 

Church $=30 00 

Church for M.E.M 10 00 COWANSVILLE 

Mission Band 20 00 Church 

Church for M.E.M. 



41 

06 
00 

00 



$80 00 Church for boy 



KINGSTON (First) 

Church $34 45 

Church for Dondi 51 38 

$P5 83 
LANARK 

Church $3U (10 

MAXVILLE 

Church $li5i> <J1 

Church for Dondi 848 do 

Church for Medii^al work . . 10 00 
Church for Rev. » E. W. 

Macallum 25 00 

C. E. for M.E.M 5 00 



Church for Dondi 
Aux. for bov . . . , 



50 


00 


2 


00 


5 


00 


U) 


00 


19 


20 



$f>,6 20 
DANYILLE 

Church $'W 00 

S. S 5 00 



$65 00 



GRANBY 



Chundi 

Cluirch for M.E.M. 



$273 

20 



p293 l»0 



$1,054 60 
:\IIDDLEV1I>LE 
Church $25 09 



MELBOURNE 

Church $31 85 

Churcli for Dondi 45 00 

hj. y 3 DO 



$79 85 



MONTREAL (Calvary) 

OTTAWA ( Eirst) Church $261 96 

Chm-eh $ 54 00 Church for boy 30 00 

Church for Dondi 13:i 00 Church for Dondi 5 00 

Women's -\ux. for Dondi .. ISl 00 Church for M.E.M 2 00 

( 'hurch for girl 5 00 S. S -, 3U 00 



$379 00 



$328 96 



CANADA CONGREGATIOXAL FOREIGN MISSIONARY SOCIETY 07 

MONTKEAL (Crystal Springs) I.AXDIS. HASK. 

Clum-h $11 83 Cliur.-li ,^4 ^,ij 

MONTEEAL (Emmanuel) pi vwttv-ut? v- o»o,^ 

Church $576 65 ^.„ ^^^^^^ nhRB\ , «ASK. 

Church for Dondi 300 00 ' 'i"i'-l' $9 35 

Church for M.E.M 15 00 

S. S 12 07 I'ORTEh' 'S SF-^TTEEMEXT, SA8K. 

S. S. tor Ariiicaiau orphan . 30 00 Cluirch ^^ cjy 

8. 8. for Chinese Teacher . 25 00 

\-ANCOUVER, B.C. (First) 

mS r2 Church $95 00 

MONTREAL (Pt. 8t. Charles) ^*^"''^'^' ^''^" ^oy 5 00 

( 'hurch $52 00 • 

$100 00 

MONTREAL (Union) ,r . .t., .r.,- 

Church $15 00 , , VANCOUN ER ( Kitsilano) 

<^ J>"i-^'li $0 00 

MONTREAL (Zion) 

Church $100 00 VICTORIA, B.C. 

Church for Dondi 738 01 '^- 8 |o 25 

S. S. for Miss Bell 10 25 

S. 8. for Indian orphanage . 10 28 WETA8KIWIN, 8ASK. 

■ Sowing Circle .$10 OO 

$858 54 

■ 8HERBR00KE WINNIPEG (Central) 

Church $175 00 Church $6 00 

STANSTEAD SOUTH WINNIPEG (Crescent) 

Church $41 00 Church $100 00 

WATERVILLE ''^- '^^ *"°'' ^"""^ ^^''"' '^^ '^'^ 

Church $21 10 ~IT^'1~, 

Church for Dondi 103 79 ,^ , *^'^'-' ^'^ 

Church for boys 15 00 ^^^'^' ^'o>' Western Provinces $427 50 

Y. P. S 51 38 

.MARITIME PROVINCES 

*l-'l 27 BEACH MEADOW^S 

Total for (Quebec Ass 'n. . . .$.'!, 228 84 Church $2 00 

WESTERN PROVINCES HROOKLYN 

CALGARY, ALTA. ' 'h"i'cdi $20 00 

Chnich $76 50 ( 'H KJJOGUE 

FORRES, SASK. ■'''"'"'■'^ ••^^' ^'0 

CUuirch for Gunn Mem $11 25 i-rcn,-T,,T- t.tt-w,t, 

KESWICK RIDGE 

HANNA, ALTA. ' Church $2o 35 

Church $30 00 

Church for Dondi 20 00 LIVERPOOL 

Church $1130 

$50 00 

HILDA, ALTA. MARGAREE 

Church $10 50 Church $20 00 

Church for Dondi 17 00 

IRVINE, ALTA. 

Ministers' Conference $15 50 $37 00 



68 



CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 



PLPJASANT RIA'ER 
Church for Dondi 



$3 UO 



SHEFFIELD 

Church $68 00 

Church for Dondi 21 50 

$89 50 
ST. JOHN 

Church $20 00 

SOUTH MAITLAND 

Church $5 00 

YARMOUTH 

Church $20 00 

Church for teacher 25 00 

Church for M.E.M 1 00 

S. S 10 00 



$56 00 
UNION OF N.S. & N.B.... $7 50 

MARITIME WOMEN'S BOARD 

For teacher $ 30 00 

For Dondi 128 50 

For Gunn Mem 35 00 



$193 50 

Total for Maritime Provinces $488 35 

MISCELLANEOUS AND 
PERSONAL 

Hine Trust income $629 76 

Freeland Trust income 333 25 



1 


70 


14 


45 


650 


00 


124 


43 


167 


56 



Interest Scholes legacy in- 
vestment ' 200 00 

Miss E. M. Hobbs, Minnea- 
polis, for Dondi 

From sale of books 

' ' A Lover of Chisamba, ' ' 
for Mr. Steed's salary . 

Bank interest, Regular ace. 

Bank interest, Dondi ace. . 

Mrs. F. W. Moeser, Montreal. 

for Gunn Mem 5 00 

Estate Mrs. Leet, Montreal, 
for Bible Dictionary work, 
Dondi 30 

Legacy Miss A. P. Moodie, 

Montreal, for regular work 500 

Legacy Miss A. P. Moodie, 

Montreal, for Dondi 1,000 

Legacy H. P. Wales, Rich- 

monil. Que 500 

E. Adie for Miss Barker, Con- 
stantinople 10 

Chas. Duff, Hamilton 25 

Chas. Duff, Hamilton, for 

Gunn Mem 5 

Miss Sarah Sims, Toronto, 
for Dondi 

Dr. R. C. Cale, Gravenhurst, 
for M.E.M 

Mrs. E. A. Cale, Toronto, for 
M.E.M , . 

Interest on War Bonds, 
Dondi account 



00 

00 

00 

00 
00 



20 
10 



00 
00 
00 
00 
82 50 
$4,313 90 



CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE OF CANADA 69 



CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE OF CANADA 



BOAED OF GOVERNORS 

Chairman — Charles Gurd, Esq., Montreal. 

Secretary — A. McA. Murphy, 76 Bleury St., Montreal. 

Treasurer — Thomas Moodie, Esq., 30 St. John St., Montreal. 

Term expires 1920 — Charles Gurd, Esq., Montreal; A. McA. Murphy, Esq., 
Montreal; W. H. Miner, Granby. 

Term Expires 1921 — J. R. Dougall, Esq., M.A., Montreal; Judge S. P. 
Leet, Montreal; Arthur Congdon, Winnipeg. 

Term Expires 1922 — B. B. Stevenson, Esq., Montreal; A. Huntley Duff, 
Esq., B.A., Montreal; Rev. Hugh Pedley, B.A., D.D., Montreal. 

Term Expires 1923— T. B. Macaulay, Rev. J. T. Daley, B.A., D.D., Rev. 
LeRoy Rice, B.A. 

Term Expires 1924 — W. D. Lighthall, Esq., M.A., B.C.L., Montreal; 
Thomas Moodie, Esq., Montreal; T. B. Caldwell, Esq., Lanark, Ont. 

The Principal is a Consulting Member. 

Honorary Advisory Governor — Charles R. Black, Esq. 

Executive Committee — Mr. Gurd (Chairman), Mr. Moodie, Mr. Macaulay, 
Mr. Dougall, Dr. Pedley, Judge Leet, Mr. Duff, Mr. Lighthall, Mr. B. B. 
Stevenson, Mr. Murphy. The Principal is a Consulting Member. 

House Committee — Mr. Chas. Gurd, Mr. T. Moodie, Alex. McA. Murphy. 

Finance Committee — Mr. Chas. Gurd, Mr. T. B. Macaulay, T. Moodie. 

Trustees of Endowment Fund — Mr. Chas. Gurd, Mr. Macaulay, Mr. Moodie. 

LADIES' AUXILIARY COMMITTEE 

Oficers — Mrs. C. R. Black, Hon. President; Mrs. W. D. Lighthall, Presi- 
dent; Mrs. W. H. Miner, First Vice-President; Mrs. Hugh Pedley, Second 
Vice-President; Mrs. W. H. Smith, Secretary; Mrs. Chas. Gurd, Treasurer, 523 
Argyle Ave., Westmount. 

Committee — Mesdames R. W. McLachlan, C. Gushing, D. Hadley, T. W. 
Davidson, A. McA. Murphy, Wm. Watson, John Leslie, W. H. Warriner, and 
Miss Surgeon. 

THE SENATE 

President — Rev. David Lakie Ritchie, D.D. 

Registrar — ^Rev. W. Henry Warriner, D.D., 681 Shuter Street. 

The Governors — Members of the Faculty. 

Bepresentatives of the Congregational Union of Canada — Rev. A. F. 
Pollock, B.D., Rev. George Adam, F. A. Stevenson, D.M.D., W. H. Smith, Esq. 

Representatives of the Congregational TJnion of Nova Scotia and New 
Brunswick— new. J. W. Cox, B.A., D.D., Rev. F. G. Purnell. 

Representatives of the Alumni Association — Rev. G. Ellery Read, Rev. 
Herman A. Carson, B.A. 



70 C:ONGREGATIOXAL YEAR BOOK. 

FACULTY 

Kev. David Lakie Kitchie, D.D., Principal ; Eev. W. Henry Warriner, M.A., 
D.D., Professor of New Testament Literature and Exegesis, Eegistrar; Revs. 
Hugh Pedley, D.D., Frank J. Day, D.D., G. EUery Read, H. A. Carson, B.A., 
and J. R. Dougali, Esq., M.A. 

Associate Examiners — ^Eev. J. T. Daley, D.D., Rev. F. J. Day, D.D., and 
Rev. G. Ellery Read. 

Librarian — Rev. Prof. W. H. Warriner. 

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 

Officers — Rev. J. T. Daley, B.A., President; Rev. R. Wilson Carr, Secre- 
tary-Treasurer. 

FORM OF BEQUEST FOR THE COLLEGE 

I give and bequeath to the Treasurer, for the time being, of the Congre- 
gational College of Canada, a body corporate, by Act of Parliament of the 

Province of Canada, A.D. 1864 the sum of 

(either without designation, or "to he added to the Endowment Fund of said 
College") out out of my estate, without any charge or deduction whatever, to be 
paid M'ith all convenient speed after my decease; and I direct that the receipt 
of the Treasurer, for the time being of the said College, shall be sufficient and 
valid discharge of said legacy. 

BY-LAWS. 
Chapter I. 

1. The Corporation shall be called "The Congregational College of 
Canada. ' ' 

2. Its objects shall be the education of ministers of the Gospel and the 
encouragement and inauguration of all desirable educational methods and 
movements, whereby the efficiency of the church may be advanced. 

3. Contributors of two dollars annually to the Funds of the College shall 
be members of the Corporation. A contributor in arrears one year shall not be 
qualified to vote at the meeting of the Corporation, or to exercise his other 
rights of membership. The Treasurer's subscription list shall be taken as 
evidence of contribution. 

4. Churches contributing for the previous year to the current expenses 
of the College the sum of ten dollars and upwards may be represented at the 
meeting of the Corporation by one delegate for each church; those contributing 
twenty-five dollars or upwards for the previous year, by two delegates; and 
those contributing fifty dollars or upwards for the previous year, by three 
delegates. 

5. Persons by whom or on whose behalf one hundred dollars or more 
shall have been contributed at any one time to the funds of the College, may be 
chosen life members of the Corporation. 

6. A regular meeting of the Corporation shall be held annually, for the 
reception of the report of the Governors, the election of a new Board according 
to provisions hereinafter named, and the transaction of other necessary business. 

7. The annual meeting shall be held at the same time and place as the 
Congregational Union of Canada. 



CONGREGATIONAL COLLECiE OF CANADA 71 

8. Special meetings of the Corporation may be held for the transaction 
of special business at the call of the Board of Governors, or on a requisition to 
that effect to the Chairman of the Board of Governors, signed by at least twenty 
members of the Corporation ; provided always that no such special meetings 
be held without one month's notice thereof in an accredited newspaper in 
Toronto and Montreal, and also in the Canadian Congregationalist. 

Chapter II. 

BOARD OF GOVERNORS. 

1. A Board of fifteen Governors, having power to choose their own officers, 
shall be elected from members of the Corporation. Five members of the Board 
shall constitute a quorum. Honorary Advisory Governors may be appointed 
at any annual meeting. Such appointees shall require to have served the cor- 
poration at some time as active governors. Such appointments shall be for life. 

2. Three members of the Board shall retire annually, in rotation, but 
shall be eligible for re-election. 

■i. The powers and duties of the Board shall be: 

(a) The administration of the property of the College and the manage- 
ment of its finances. 

(b) The appointment and renewal of all officers of the College. 

(c) The general oversight and management of the affairs of the College, 
and 

(d) The presentation of an aiinual report of the general condition of the 
College to the Corporation at the next regular meeting. 

4. Any member of the Board absent from its meetings for a year shall be 
held ipso facto to have vacated his seat, but may be re-appointed or re-elected 
thereto. 

5. Vacancies in the Board, whether occurring by death or resignation or 
otherwise, may be filled by the Board whenever it may see fit. 

6. It shall be competent for the Board of Governors to appoint annually 
an Executive Committee from its membership, which Committee shall exercise, 
between the meetings of the Board, such powers as may be delegated to it by 
the Board of Governors. 

7. The Board of Governors shall be called together at the close of the 
annual meeting of the Corporation, for organization and other needful busi- 
ness. They shall hold an annual meeting at a convenient time before the annual 
meeting of the Corporation; a special meeting may be called at any time by the 
Chairman and Secretary, or by the Secretary, at the request of five members. 

Chapter III. 

THE senate. 

1. There shall be a Senate composed of — (1) The members of the Board 
of Governors; (2) the Faculty; (3) four representatives chosen annually by 
the Congregational Union of Ontario and Quebec; (4) two representatives 
chosen annually by the Congregational Union of Nova Scotia and New Bruna- 
wick. Seven members of the Senate shall constitute a quorum. 

2. The Senate shall frame regulations for and supervise all matters of 
education, honors and discipline. 

3. The Principal shall be a member of the Faculty and ex-officio Presi- 
dent of the Senate. 

4. The Registrar shall be a member of the Faculty and ex-officio Secretary 
of the Senate. 



I J. CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

5. The Senate shall meet annually within one month preceding the close 
of the Session, at the College, in the city of Montreal, and at such other times 
and places as the interests of the College may require, and shall make an annual 
report to the Corporation through the Board of Governors. 

Chapter IV. 

1. The Principal and Professors, with such members of the Senate as 
from time to time may be appointed by the Board of Governors, constitute 
the Faculty, and as such are entrusted with the educational work of the College 
and the enforcement of its regulations under the direction of the Senate. The 
Principal shall be ex-officio Chairman of the Faculty. 

2. Members of the Faculty must be members of a Congregational Church. 

3. Members of the Faculty shall not be members of the Board of Gover- 
nors, but the Principal shall be a consulting member of the Board of Governors, 
and of standing committees appointed by the Board or the Senate. 

Chapter V. 
the officers. 

1. The Chairman of the Board of Governors shall be Presiding OfQcer 
of the Corporation. 

2. The President of the Senate shall preside at all public functions of the 
College. 

3. The Secretary of the Senate shall be Kegistrar of the College. 

Chapter VI. 

AMENDMENTS. 

Amendments to these By-laws may be made at any regular meeting of the 
Corporation, provided that notice of such amendment has been given at the 
meeting next preceding. 

GEADUATES OF CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE OF CANADA 

DOCTORS OF DIVINITY 

George, Joseph Henry, M.A. (Victoria), Ph.D. (Boston), Springfield, M., 1900 

Warriner, William Henry, M.A. (McGill), D.D. (Victoria), Montreal, Que. 1900 

Rowland, Alfred, LL.B. (London) London, Eng., 1902 

Currie, Walter T., B.A. (McGill) 06 1907 

Hooke, Daniel Burf ord Henlease, Eng., 1909 

MacCallum, Frederick William, B.A. (McGill) Boston, Mass., 1912 

Pedley, Hugh, B.A. (McGill) Montreal, Que., 1912 

Day, Frank J., M.A. (McGill), B.D. (C.C.C.) Toronto, 1915 

Gunn, William T., M.A. (McGill), B.D. (C.C.C.) Toronto, 1915 

Hill, Edward Munson, M.A. and D.D. (Beloit) Montreal, 1915 

Unsworth, Joseph, B.A. (McGill) Nanaimo, 1915 

Pedley, Hilton, B.A. (McGill) Maslashi, Japan, 1917 

Ritchie, David Lakie Montreal, Que., 1917 

Cox, Jacob Whitman, B.A. (McGill) St. Albans, Vt., 1919 

Daley, James T., B.A. (McGill) Port Hope, Ont., 1919 

BACHELORS OF DIVINITY 

Hambly, David D., B.A. (Manitoba Coll.) U.S.A., 1899 

Rice, Horace G., M.A. (McGill) Dowd Hill, Sask., 1902 



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HOENINGSHAM CONGREGATIONAL OR INDEPENDENT OHURCH. 
The oldest NoiK-onforniist Church in England — Bnilt in 15()(i. 



CONCiREGATlONAL COLLEGE OF CAXADA 73' 

Hindley, J. G., M.A. (McGill) Ashtabula, Ohio., 1907 

Drysdale, Robt. J., M.A, (Yale) Rochester, N.Y., 1908 

Schrag, A. R Calgary, Alberta, 191 

Moule, Herbert, B.H. (Springfield) . . ■. Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., 1911 

Powell, G. L., M.A. (McMaster) Ph.D. (Boston) Caldwell, Idaho, 1911 

Tucker, John Taylor Chisamba, Africa, 1912 

Knight, Ernest Frederick Calcutta, India, 1913 

Steed, J. Arthur, M.A. (McGill) Chisamba, Africa, 1918 

GRADUATES 

Alexander, J. L., B.D Bradford, Vt 1897 

Allworth, W. H Ob 1845 

Allworth, John H., M.A Odell, 111 1873 

Anthony, S. W St. Albans, Vt 1905 

Ashdown, C. R., B.A Toronto, Ont 1897 

Austin, .Tames M Medf ord. Wis 1889 

Baker, W. E Ottawa, Ont '. , . 1905 

Baird, Robert G Ob 1857 

Ball, George W Colpton, N. S 1894 

Barker, Enoch Toronto, Ont 1854. 

Bayne, Thomas Ob 1846 

Black, R. K Ob 1852 

Black, James R., B.A Meadowvale, Ont. .• . . 1874 

Blyth, Robert B., B.A. Cleveland, Ohio 1900 

Bolton, Charles E Oh 1881 

Bowles, John Ob. 1845 

Boyd, James • • . . Ob 1856 

Bradshaw, J. E 1897 

Brown, Robert Ob 1861 

Brown, John Ob 1861 

Brown, John L Snow Flake, Man 1894 

Bryning, Joseph Ob 1860 

Burchill, Robert '. Clifton, Ont 1861 

Burpee, Archibald Ob 1855 

Campbell, John Ob 1855 

Carr, Robert Wilson Pitch Bay, Que 1911- 

Carson, Herman Alfred, B.A Cobourg, Ont 1904 

Claris, W. H. A London, Ont 1872 

Claris, 0. C Coventry, Vt 1902 

Clarke, William F ■ ■ . .Ob. . . .' 1844 

Cornwell, Albert G Elmira, N.Y 1909 

Cossar, Andrew O _ 1876 

Cox, Jacob W., B.A St. Albans, Vt 1877 

Craik, Galen H., B.A Melbourne, Que 1892 

Currie, Walter T., B.A., D.D Ob 1885 

Daley, James T., B.A Port Hope, Ont 1890 

Davey, Frank Mono Mills, Ont 1888 

Davey, Wm. J Belfast, Ireland 1908 

Day, Benjamin W Ob 1,861 

Day, F. J., M.A., D.D Toronto, Ont .- 1896 

Dickson, J. A. R., D.D Ob 1865 

Douglas, James Ob 1865 

Drysdale, ,R. J., M.A., B.D Rochester, N.Y. 1902 

Duff, Charles, M.A Ob 1862 

Ebbs, Edward , , Ob 1843 

Ewing, William, B.A., D.D Scranton, Pa. . 1897' 



74 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

Extence, George Martintown, Ont 1895 

Fenwick, Kenneth M Ob 1847 

Fiuton, Samuel ..Ob 1842 

Fraser, John Ob 1852 

Fuller, George London, Eng 1883 

Geikie, John Cuningham, D.D Ob. 1848 

Gerrie. A. W., B.A Pasadena, Cal 1885 

Gerrie, John P., B.A Edmonton, Alta 1888 

Gervan, Geo. S Stoney Beach, Sask 1908 

Greenaway, E. Brandon Winona, Minn 1901 

Griffith, Joseph Ob 1873 

Grishrook, E O New-Hartford, Conn. ; 1893 

Guna, W. T., M.A., D.D Toronto, Ont 1892 

Hamilton, D. S., B.A Winnipeg, Man 1894 

Hamilton, Wm. John, B.D Edmonton, Alta 1903 

Hambly, David D., B.A., B.D Grangeville, Idaho 1899 

Harding, A. E. 1899 

Hart, John 1887 

Harvev, W. B • • Desborough, England 1905 

Hay, William Ob 1847 

Hay, James Ob 1852 

Hay, Robert Ob ' 1858 

Hindlev, J. I., Ph.D Ob 1869 

Hindley, J. G., M.A., B.D Ashtabula. Ohio 1907 

Itindley, Geo. J 1911 

Hodgskin, Thomas I Ob 1845 

Horsey, Harold I Ottawa : . . . 1896 

Houghton, Ola E Bakersville, Vt 1908 

Hughes, E. D. . .- Montreal, Que 1919 

Hutchinson, J. J Lyndonville, Vt 1906 

f ackson, Samuel N., M.D Ob 1866 

Jackson, W. Parkyn St. Albans, Vt 1895 

Kean, John E Ob I860 

Kelly, Matthew London, Ont 1896 

King, Stephen Ob 1842 

Knighton, G. H Edgar, Out 1919 

Kribs, Ludwick Ob • • ■ • 1841 

Lancashire, Henrv Ob 1847 

Lee, Wilberforce ' 1889 

Lewis, Eiehard Ob 1862 

Lumsdeu, Eichard Ob 1843 

Lyman, E. S., B.C.L Ob 1866 

Macallum, Daniel Ob 1852 

Macallum, F. W., B.A., D.D Boston, Mass 1889 

Mair, John Edmonton, Alberta 1897 

Malcolm, John F Loring, Ont 1877 

Marling, F. H., D.D Ob • 1848 

Mason, Horace C, B.A Seattle, Wash 1889 

Mason, H. E Dayton, Wash 1895 

Mackenzie, A. J 1911 

McAdie, James Cut Bank, Sask 1887 

McDonald, A . 1857 

McPadyen, A. L., B.A Ob 1879 

McGlashan, Leonard Ob 1842 

McGregor, Alexander Ob -t 1862 

McGregor, Duncan, M.A. Ob 1872 

McGregor, A. F., B.A Niagara, Ont 1878 



COXGKEGATIONAL, (•Ol.LE<;E OF CANADA 10 

"MctJnire, John 1897 

Melntosb. William Ob 1874 

McKay, Charles • • 0?? 1846 

McKillicau. John Ob 1851 

McKillop, Malcolm Ob 1858 

McKinnou, John Pilot Mound, Man 1881 

McLeod, Norman Humbolt, Iowa 1844 

McLeod, Alexander Ob 1887 

Moore, Churchill Ayres Cliff, Que 1890 

Morton, H. A., B.A 1902 

Moule, Herbert, B.H., B.D Sault Ste. Marie, Ont 1911 

Munroe, Thomas A., B.A ....Cypress River, Man 1900 

Munroe. William St. Lamberts, Que 1900 

Nighswauder, D. D Ob 1872 

Noble, E. A Ob 1853 

Orr, Arthur J Elcho, Ont 1913 

Paley, Wm Paris, Ont 1918 

Peacock, Wm. M Ob 1869 

Pedlov, Hugh. B.A., D.D Montreal, Que 1877 

Pcdlev, J. W., B.A Toronto, Ont 1885 

Pedley. Hilton, B.A., D.D Maebai^hi, Japan 1889 

Pollock. A. F., B.D Granby, Que 1896 

Pierce, Ira W Harpoot, Turkey 1910 

Pritchard, W. S., B.A., B.D Odesea, Wash. " 1893 

Rawson, George A Los Angeles, Cal . 1860 

Read, Frank W., B.A Ob 1892 

Read, George EUery Sherbrooke, Que 1893 

Rice, Horace G., M.A., B.D Dowd Hill, Sask 1901 

Rice, LeRoy, B.A Rock Island, Que 1910 

Richardson. A. W., B.A., M.D Kingston, Ont. 1884 

Ritchie, George Salt Lake City 1852 

Robinson, Robert Ob 1845 

Robertson, George, B.A Redlands, Cal 1882 

Rose, I. Adams Ob 1905 

Ross, R. O., B.A., M.D Stanstead, Que 1892 

Ross, Arthur B., B.A Princeton, N.J 1899 

Saer, J. B., B.D Toronto, Ont 1880 

Samson, Percy V., B.A Calgarv, Alta 1916 

Sanderson, John G Ob. . .' 1862 

Sehrag, Astor R Vulcan, Alberta 1904 

Seavvright, Thomas 1847 

Secord, Albert Alexaudria, Minn 1900 

Shanks, Philip Ob 1856 

Silcox, Edwin D Toronto, Ont 1873 

Silcox. ,J. B 1876 

Skinner, George Cornish. N.H - 1882 

Sle^p, A. G • • London, Eng 1911 

Smith, Malcolm St. Paul, Minn 1862 

Snell, Thomas Ob 1846 

Solandt, Andrew P., B.A Wahoo, Nebraska 1888 

Steed, J. Arthur, M. A Chisamba, Africa 1918 

Stillman, Henry W., S.T.L 1904 

Strassenberg, G., M.D Lima, N.Y 1861 

Swanson. I. J., B.A Lima, Ohio 1890 

Tannahill, R.D., B.A Kingston, Ont 1919 

Teale, Arthur E Waterville, Que 1915 

Thomas, Richard T Ob 1865 



76 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

Tippet, B. V Lorain, Ohio 1908 

Tucker, John T., B.D Chisamba, Africa 1911 

Unsworth, J. K., B.A., D.D Nanaimo, B.C 1887 

Vincent, James Salem, Mich 1842 

Wallace, Eobt. W., B.A., B.D Ob. 1872 

AVarriner, W. Henry, M.A., D.D Montreal, Que 1878 

Watt, William J Doon, Iowa 1889 

Watt, James C, B.A Duncan, Arizona 1896 

Watt, Eobert G., B.D Provost, Alta 1896 

Way, William H 1883 

Whyte, George M Provincetown, Mass 1885 

Wicksou, George C Ob 1847 

Wickson, Arthur, LL.D Ob 1848 

Willett, George San Luis Obisipo, California. . 1878 

Williams, J. Manville Kettle Falls, Wash 1901 

Wood, John Ob 1851 

Woodley, E. C, M.A ^ Montreal, Que 1902 

Wright, James C. Bluff, Washington 1878 



CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE OF CANADA 77 

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE OF 

CANADA 

The annual meeting of the Congregational College of Canada was held in 
The First ( Jongregational Church, Hamilton, on Friday, June 6th, 1919. 

The Chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr. Charles Gurd, presided. 

Rev. Hugh Pedley, D.D., led in prayer. 

The minutes of the last annual meeting were taken as read and adopted. 

The report of the Senate was read by the acting-Principal, Dr. W. H. 
Warriner. 

The report of the Board of Governors was read by Rev. James T. Daley. 

The reports of the Librarian, The Ladies ' Auxiliary and the House Com- 
mittee were read by the Rev, Dr. Warriner. 

The report of the Treasurer was read by Mr. Thomas Moodie. 

Moved by Judge Leet, seconded by Mr. D. Hilton, that the reports b& re- 
ceived and adopted. Carried. 

Rev. Dr. Warriner replied to the references made concerning him in the 
report of the Board of Governors, and expressed his appreciation of their 
kindness. 

Moved by Rev. W. H. Thomas, seconded by Judge Leet, that the matter of 
an appropriation to the * ' Canadian Congregationalist ' ' be referred to the 
Board of Governors. Carried. 

On resolution the matter of securing the services of a professional account- 
ant to audit the accounts of the College for the ensuing year was referred to 
the Board of Governors. Carried. 

Mr. W. D. Lighthall, M.A., B.C.L., Mr. Thomas Moodie, and Mr. T. B. 
Caldwell were re-elected to the Board of Governors. 

The thanks of the corporation were extended to the officers and faculty for 
valued services rendered. 

The meeting adjourned. 

(Signed) James T. Dalev, 

Mi n lite 8 e(- ret a rij . 



TO THE MEMBERS OF THE CORPORATION OF THE CONGREGA- 
TIONAL COLLEGE OF CANADA 

Gentlemen : 

The Board of Governors has pleasure in presenting its annual report for 
the year 1918-1919. 

This report includes those of the Senate, the Librarian, the House Com- 
mittee, and the Treasurer. 

The invitation to Rev. Principal Ritchie, D.D., of Nottingham, England, 
to accept the Principalship was kept open and was renewed in person by Rev. 
Frank J. Day, D.D., he being specially authorized by the Board to do so. Dr. 
Day reports favourable prospecits. 

Rev. Hugh Pedley, D.D., who, with marked acceptability, has acted as 
special lecturer in Homiletics to the students of the co-operating colleges, has 
been re-appointed as special lecturer for the coming season. 

Rev. Prof. Greaves, of A^ictoria College, Toronto (a member of Northern 
Congregational Church), was appointed representative of the College to the 
Theological faculty of the Khaki University. This arrangement was concluded 
with the gracious concurrence of Chancellor Bowles, representing Victoria 
College, and with the hearty approval of the Joint Board of co-operating 
colleges. 

The property accruing through the legacy of the estate of the late George 
Smart has been finally sub-divided with a view to equitable apportionment. 



/5 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

The colleges, therefore, will come into possession of considerable land, which, 
while nou revenue-prodncing at the moment, is of substantial value. The Board 
will give careful thought to the matter of realization upon it. 

The valuators have assessed each share at approximately twenty-one thou- 
sand eight hundred dollars ($21,800.00). 

The Board regrets, with a deep sense of loss in both a personal and denom- 
inational way, the death of the late Henry O'Hara, whose memory will ever 
remain a happy and stimulating one to those who appreciate w-holesomeness and 
loyalty of character. 

The Governors who retire at this meeting are: Messrs. W. D. Lighthall, 
Thos. Moouie, and T. B. Caldwell. 

The Board, in- reviewing the college situation, took appreciative recogni- 
tion of the valuable and markedly unselfish nature of the services as acting- 
Principal, of Kev. Dr. Warriner. It was deeply gratifying to each member 
of the Board, from both the personal and official standpoint, that he passed 
through the crisis of a serious operation so successfully. His long and faithful 
services as a Christian and educational leader, and the charm of his char- 
acter, assures him of a particularly warm place in the affection and respect of 
his co-workers and friends for all time. 

Alex. McA. Murphy, 

Hon. Secretary. 



REPORT OF THE SEVENTY-NINTH SESSION, 1918-19 

To the Board of Governors: 

Gentlemen: — The past session was the fifth uuder the Strain of a great 
war. In these circumstances it might be expected that we should not have nuK-h 
of an encouraging nature to report; nevertheless, and in spite of the fact that 
the epidemic of influenza closed our classes for five weeks at the very be- 
ginaiug of the session, the work has not only been carried on with a fair 
degree of success, but the session has been marked by conspicuous features of 
adaptation and progress. 

During the period Avhen classes were closed some of the students returned 
home, others went to the churches over which they had the oversight, while 
others spent the time in private study in the regular or special departments of 
the course. 

The Khaki Theological College, the Joint Board of the Theological Col- 
leges of Montreal, having been requested by the authorities of the Khaki Uni- 
versity for Canadian soldiers overseas, to draw up a curriculum of Theological 
studies and conduct classes therein, the professors of these colleges devoted the 
time in which no classes were held to this work. A provisional curriculum was 
prepared and printed, copies were sent to the various theological colleges of 
Canada, and their approval of the scheme secured. The Diocesan, Presbyterian 
and Wesleyan Colleges each set free a member of their respective staffs for 
this overseas work, while Professor W. H. Greaves, of Victoria University, and 
a member of our Northern Church, Toronto, was secured to rejiresent us. 

The Khaki Theological College was organized and located at Ripon in 
Yorkshire. By the end of April there were 70 students attending classes in 
theology, representing seven denominations and every province of Canada. 
Tn addition, some oO or 60 occasioual students were taking advantage of the 
classes offered in voice cultnre and public speaking. 

'' , The Khaki College, designed specially to meet the needs of men during 
the period of demobilization, is really an extension of our own Canadian work, 
tnd we xnay justl)' feel proud that we have had so large a share in it. 



congregational college of canada 79 

Enrollment of Students 

The fact that for more than four years tlxe young life of our country has 
been drained for military service, has almost completely cut off the supply of 
candidates for the ministry, while of those who had already entered upon their 
studies, the great majority relinquished these for service on the battlefield. 
One hundred and twenty-three students of the four theological colleges were, 
engaged in the fight. Of these our College contributed 14. 

Two new students were admitted last fall, viz., Mr. Dale Hendry Moore, 
and Mr. Ealph Collins. Two others returned at the conclusion of the armistice, 
viz., A. K. McMinn and G. F. Kelly. 

Eight students in all were in attendance upon the classes, 3 in the final 
year and 3 in the middle year Theology, 1 iu the preparatory department and 
1 in the first year Arts. 



EoLL OF Military Service 

The following is the roll of men engaged in military service, with the year 
in which they enlisted and the rank which they attained. 



1914: 
1915. 

1916: 
1917: 

1918: 



Lieut. Kobert Fairgrieve, B.A. Died of wounds. 

Lieut. Godfrey Cooper, B.A. Wounded and invalided home. 

Corpl. C. Gushing, B.A. Also wounded and invalided home. 

Lieut T. W. Bale. Missing. 
Lieut. 0. S. Craik. Wounded. 
Lieut. H. L. Broomfield. 
Cadet A. L. Eichards. 



Lieut. J. H. Schofield, B.A. 
Hon. Capt. T. W. Jones, B.A. 

Pte. W. L. Cassidy. Fell in action. 
Corpl. J. A. H. Plowright. 
Sergt. Norman Jackson. 
Pte. A. K. McMinn. 
Corpl. G. F. Kelly. 

Hon. Capt. J. A. Steed, M.A., B.D. 



In the above roll the sorrowful fact is noted that at least two of our men 
have paid the supreme sacrifice, and of the third, who has been missing since 
August of last year, we have only a faint hope that he may, after all, have 
escaped death. We include Lieut. Eobert Fairgrieve in this list, for he had 
been with us through his entire preparatory and Arts course, as well as part 
of his Theological course, and although he had withdrawn from the College for 
a year, and was a student of another institution, we know that it was his 
intention to return. We feel sure "that it would be the wish of his fellow- 
students, as well as his professors, that his name should be enrolled among our 
number. 

We grieve for the loss which the Church has sustained by the death of 
these men, but we rejoice that our students are men of consecration and courage, 
and not unmindful of their country 's calL 

»The Senate has appointed a committee to take into consideration the 
erection of a suitable tablet in honor of all those who served in the war. 



80 congregational year book. 

■Department of Homiletics 

By arrangement with the other co-operating colleges, the Board of this 
College assumed responsibility for the department of Homiletics, and for the 
last three sessions has engaged special lecturers. Our own Dr. H. Pedley has 
had charge of this work during the past session. The Faculty and Senate 
rejoice that he has been appointed to the professorship of this important de- 
partment. No better appointment could possibly be made. 

Department of Social Service 

The University of McGill, with the financial co-operation of the Joint 
Board, has established a Department of Social Service under the charge of an 
experienced and competent dirctor. The Joint Faculty is also represented by 
two of its members on the committee having the oversight of this department. 
The work is practical as well as theoretical. In addition to attending lectures 
on the principles of sociology, students are guided in making personal investi- 
gations into the conditions and needs of various classes in the community, and 
the operation of the various societies organized to meet those needs. Montreal 
affords special opportunities for research work of this kind. Our own College, 
in securing the services of such men as Mr. Woodsworth, of Winnipeg, and Mr. 
Brailford, Community Y.M.C.A. Secretary, has been a pioneer in such work as 
this. It is pleasing to find that this department of social training, so neces- 
sary for the minister, has at last found a fitting place in the curriculum of the 
university. 

And while the needs of the city have been considered, the importance of 
Uie rural community has not been lost sight of. The city depends, for the re- 
newing of its life, on the country. The country parish is one of very greats 
importance. It also has its own problems. To help our rural pastors to 
make the most of their opportunities the four colleges co-operated with Mac- 
donald College in conducting a Summer School from the oth to the 16th August 
last. This school was attended by about 60 rural pastors and Avas greatly 
appreciated. Arrangements have now been completed for the holdipg of 
another, and, if possible, a better session this coming summer. 

Convocation 

The Convocation was held in Emmanuel Church on Friday, April 25th. 
when the following awards were made : To Mr. J. E. Lloyd of the middle 
year the Maria Sawtell Memorial Scholarship, and to Mr. A. K. McMinn, of the 
same year, a Robert Anderson Bursary. A Robert Anderson Bursary was 
awarded Mr. G. H. Knighton and Mr. E. D. Hughes of the senior year. 

The graduates were G. H. Knighton, E. D. Hughes, and R. D. Tannahill, 
B.A. 

The Calvary Church Medal was won by Mr. Knighton. The Stevenson 
Memorial Medal was not awarded. ' 

The degree of Bachelor of Sacred Theology was conferred on R. D. 
Tannahill, B.A., and the degree of Doctor of Divinity linnorifi caiii-a on the 
Rev. Jacob Whitman Cox, B.A., of Sheffield, New Brunswick, and on the Rev. 
James T. Daley, B.A., of Cobourg. 

The Rev. George Adam, pastor of Emmanuel Church, gave the address of 
the evening on ' ' The Preacher 's Fidelity to the Divine Message. " " Thou 
shalt speak my words unto them whether they will hear or whether they will 
forbear." 

Outlook 

For the last two sessions the military authorities have used the Pr^by- 
teriaa College as a hospital, and their students have found a home with our 



CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE OF CANADA 81 

men. This has been a happy arrangement both for them and for ourselves. Dr. 
Gordon, Professor in the Old Testament Department of the Presbyterian Col- 
lege, also made his home with our students during the winter. The Acting 
Principal gratefully acknowledges his kindness in taking charge of the morn- 
ing hour of devotions during the two mid-winter months. Next winter they 
will be back in their own College building. We shall miss them, but we hope 
that our own men, returning from overseas, together with new students, will 
once more make the College bright with young life. Two new students for 
next session have already been admitted, namely, Mr. Cecil Humphrey Whit- 
more, son of the Eev. H. D 'Arey Whitmore of Maxville, and Mr. Charles H. 
Este, of the Union Church, Montreal. It is anticipated that others, held back 
for various reasons during the war, will now be free to devote themselves to 
preparation for Christian service. But the expectation which was cherished 
by some, that numbers of soldiers who had not previously thought of entering 
the ministry, would now devote themselves to some specific form of Christian 
ser\'ice, seems doomed to disappointment. We must still look to the young 
men of our churches, of our Sunday Schoolg, and our Christian homes 

We would earnestly appeal to our pastors to diligently look out for prom- 
ising youths, and set before them the claims and opportunities of the Christian 
ministry, which were never greater than they are to-day. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. Henry Warriner. 



LIBRARIAN'S REPORT 

The Library has continued its silent though most helpful service, both 
for our own students and for the Presbyterians resident in the College. Twenty- 
seven new volumes have been added, of which twenty-five were by purchase and 
two the gift of their authors. 

The Librarian gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Mr. E. D. Hughes, 
a member of the graduating class, whose constant care relieved him of any 
anxiety. 

The financial statement for the year ending May 31st, 1919, is as follows: 



RECEIPTS 



Balance from last year 

Interest on Endowment 

Collection at Convocation ..... ...l. 

Bank Interest . 



$75 


^0 


50 


25 


13 


45 


2 


85 



$141 75 



EXPENWTUEES 



Magazines and Books purchased $63 65 

Office expenses 1 16 

64 81 

Balance in hand $76 94 

W. Henry Warriner, 

Librarian. 



82 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

TREASURER'S REPORT 

The Troasurcr has much pleasure in reporting that the defit-it in Revenue 
Account that has been 'carried for so lojig is now wiped out, leaving a balance 
on the right side of the account. 

The receipts from the Churches was $488.00 less than last year, and the 
number of contributing Churches twenty -three less. All the Associations show 
a decrease in number and amount. 

Last year we paid off the balance of an old debt of many years' standing 
amounting to $1,585.00; this year we had no such payment to make. 

The total apportionments for the College on the Churches was $3,075.00, 
and total receipts from the Churches $1,289.46 — just 42 per cent. 

The three largest amounts from Ontario were: Toronto Northern, $80; 
Hamilton 1st, $62.30; Lanark, $58. 

In Quebec, Montreal — Emmanuel, $358.88; Calvary, $137.47; Zion, $85.00; 
Granby, $82.00. 

We have also to thank Mrs, S. H. C. Miner for continuing her contribu- 
tion of $1,800.00. 

On behalf of the Trustees ' Endowment Fund I have to report a legacy 
duty paid of $1,000.00 from the late Miss Annie Paterson Moodie. 

A new mortgage of $3,500.00 at 7 per cent, has been made, and one share 
Bank of Montreal stock at $187.50 was taken. 

The statements, duly audited by Mr. Frank G. Ellis, Accountant, are here- 
with presented. 

Thos. Moodie, 

Treo^nrer. 



CASH ACCOITNT 

Treasurer's Statement for the Year Ending 31st May, 1919 

Receipts 

Balance from last year $1,337 74 

Interest from Endowment Fund $8,279 85 

Less unpaid 490 f)0 

7,789 85 

Interest on Subscrijitions 33 56 

Contributions 3,089 46 



$12,250 61 
Expenditure 

Teaching $5,126 32 

Students 1,717 18 

College Buildings 970 19 

Management 1,010 27 

Interest • • 

Bursaries and I^rizes 

Expenses Neamton Property 

I]xpi'nses Fox I'roperty . . : 

Balance • • 



50 


25 


423 


75 


163 


48 


192 


45 


2,596 


72 


$12,250 


61 



CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE OF CANADA S3 

REVENUE ACCOUNT 

Eeceipts 

Interest from Endowment $8,139 85 

Interest on Subscriptions 33 56 

. $8,173 41 

Collections:^ Ontario $488 56 

Quebec 2,559 14 

Maritime IS fir, 

North West • • 23 7u 

3,089 46 

$11,262 87 
Expenditure 
Deficit last year $692 61 

Teaching Account : 

Prof. Warriner $2,750 00 

Rev. H. Pedley, D.D • • 1,000 00 

Prof. Greaves 1,133 32 

Preparatory Class , . . 175 00 

McGill Fees 68 00 

■ — — 5,126 32 

Students : 

Proportion House Maintenance 1,717 28 

College Buildings: 

Proportion Maintenance $500 00 

Repairs 391 89 

Furnishing 78 30 

■ -— 970 19 

Management : 

Office Expenses • • $369 28 

Congregationalist 200 00 

Union Guarantee 392 29 

Travelling >....' 48 70 

1.010 27 

Interest Accoviut : 

On Library l-hulow incnt 50 25 

Prizes and Bureraies 529 77 

Lectureships : 

Mrs. Maj V McKechnie $120 00 

Y.P.S. on' English Bible 197 20 

317 20 

Balanc 849 OS 

$11,262 87 



84 COXGREGATIOXAL YEAR BOOK. 

ENDOWMENT FUND, CONGEEGATIONAL COLLEGE OF CANADA 

Trustees ' Statement for Year Ending 31st May, 1919 

Eeceipts 

Balance from last year $3,820 13 

Subscriptions • • 55 00 

Legacy, Miss Annie P. Moodie 1,000 00 



$4,881 13 
Assets 

Mortgages $70,500 00 

Par $7,000 Danville, U.C.R'way 5 per cent. Bonds 6,475 00 

Par $2,600 Illinois Traction Co. 6 per cent. Pref 2,400 00 

Par $400 Illinois Traction Co. Com 325 00 

Colonial Invest, and Loan Co 500 00 

Dominion Textile Co. 6 per cent. Bonds 2,000 00 

Par $4,000 Mont. Light, Heat and Power Co. 5 per cent. Bonds. 3,980 00 

Par $11,500 Dominion Coal Co. 7 per cent. Pref 12,643 35 

Par $12,000 Ogilvie Milling Co. 6 per cent. Bonds 12,628 11 

Par $5,000 American Woolen Co. 7 per cent. Pref 4,041 31 

Par $5,000 Dominion W^ar Loan 5% per cent. Bonds 4,955 40 

Par $5,000 Jacksonville R. & L. Co. 5 per cent. Bonds 4,500 00 

Bloomington D.C.R. 5 per cent. Bonds 1,000 00 

33 at 224 Bank of Montreal Stock 7,355 50 

1900 at 80 Montreal Tramways Co. 5 per cent. Debentures .. 1,492 00 

Cash in Bank 1,193 63 



$135,989 30 
Assets 1918 124,934 30 



Increase $1,055 00 

Expenditure 

Mortgage $3,500 00 

Bank of Montreal, 1 Share 187 50 

Balance 1,193 63 



$4,881 13 
Thos. Moodie, 

T7'ea.surer. 
Audited and found correct (Securities not Examined), 

Frank G. Ellis, 

Auditor. 
Montreal, 2nd June, 1919. 



CONGREGATIONAL COLLEGE OF CAXADA 



85 



COLLEGE COLLECTIONS— 31ST MAY, 1919 



ONTARIO— WESTERN ASS, 

Burford $4 02 

Forest Central 5 00 

Garaf raxa • 8 00 

Guelph 30 00 

Hamilton 1st 62 30 

London 1st 10 72 

Paris ; 10 00 

Stratford 5 00 

Speedside 15 00 



$150 04 



UNITED BRETHREN 
United Brethren $21 00 

CENTRAL ASS. 

Dalston $5 00 

Toronto, Northern 80 00 

Toronto, Western 33 00 



$118 00 



EASTERN ASS. 

Kingston 1st $20 00 

Kingston, Bethel S.S 6 52 

Lanark 58 00 

Maxville 40 00 

Ottawa 1st 50 00 

Persona], Rev. H. I. Horsey. 25 00 



SUMMARY 

Western $150 04 

Central 118 00 

Eastern 199 52 

United Brethren 21 00 

$488 56 
QUEBEC ASS. 

Ayers Cliff $13 79 

Cowansville 10 00 

Danville 20 00 

Granby 82 00 

Melbourne 12 00 

Stanstead South 20 00 

Montreal Zion 85 00 

Emmanuel 358 88 

Calvary 137 47 

Pt. St. Charles... 20 00 

$759 14 
Mrs. S. H. C. Miner ...... 1,800 00 

$2,559 14 
MARITIME 

Brooklyn $10 00 

St. John 3 00 

Union N.S.' & N.B 5 06 

$18 06 
NORTH WEST 

Winnipeg Central $5 00 

Vancouver 1st 18 70 



$199 52 



$23 70 



TO THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS OF THE CONGREGATIONAL 
COLLEGE OF (CANADA 
Gentlemen, — 

The House Committee has pleasure in reporting that the property is in as 
satisfactory condition as may be reasonably expected. 

The Steward and Stewardess had resigned early in the session, but were 
prevailed upon to continue. Their work and their personal characteristics have 
been pleasingly satisfactory as usual. 

The students of the Presbyterian College were afforded residence along 
with our own during the session by reason of the Presbyterian College having 
been commissioned by the Government for Hospital work. The arrangement 
proved a very happy one all round. 

Chas. Gurd, 

Convener. 



8<i CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 



THE CONGREGATIONAL UNION OF NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW- 
BRUNSWICK 

Chairman — Rev. F. G. Purnell, Bxooklyn. 

Secretary — Rev. E. J. Thompson, Keswick Ridge. 

Assistant Secretary — Rev. J. H. Sulstou, N.-E. Margaree. 

Treasurer — Mr. J. W. Flewwelling, St. John. 

Vnion Committee — The oflficers with Revs. C. Tavener, G. W. Ball, Capt. 
Doty, G. Anthony, Cedric Flewwelling, A. M. Anthony, F. Anthony, C- Durn- 
iug, Martin O'Bneu, Alex. Godfrey, B. Pickard. 

The 72nd Annual Meeting of the Congregational Union of Nova Scotia 
and New Brunswick met at Noel on Thursday, July 3rd. A praise meeting was 
led by the Chairman at 10 o'clock, and the Union was called to order at 
10.15 a.m. 

After the adoption of the minutes and report of Programme Committee, 
the Chairman, Capt. Doty, nominated B. Pickard and A. W. Brooks as minute 
secretaries, and Rev. F. G. Purnell and G. W. Flewwelling as nominating 
committee. 

The Secretary then called the roll of ministers and delegates. 

The following were elected to sit as corresponding members: Revs. Mat- 
thew Kelly, Dr. Day, Carey Walters, J. T. Tucker, C. Earle, J. Davis, J. Mur- 
ray, Messrs. C. Tavener and A. W. Brooks. 

The treasurer then gave his annual report, and the Chairman appointed 
Rev. J. H. Sulston and Mr. A. Anthony as auditors. 

Mr. J. W. Flewwelling read the Statistical Secretary's report, which was 
adopted. 

The Nominating Committee reported as follows: 

Business Committee — Revs. F. G. Purnell, E. .1. Thompson, Mr. A. An- 
thony, Alex. Godfrey, Martin O'Brien. 

Finance Committee — Messrs. F. Anthony, Cedric flewwelling, and J. W. 
Flewwelling. 

Membership Ccminiticc — Revs. E. ,J. Thompson and Campbell Tavener. 

Eesolutinns Conniiittce — Rev. J. H. Sulston, C. Durning, Geo. Anthony. 

Apportiunment Committee — J. W. Flewwelling, — H. Sulston, A. Anthony. 

The rcjiorts of the churches were then taken. After singing a hymn, Dr. 
Day closetl in prayer. 

The session resumed at 2. .30. The minutes of the morning session ; were 
read and adopted. The Rev. J. H. Sulston gave the auditors' report, .and on 
motion the Treasurer 's report w-as adopted. 

The Business Committee reported as follows: 

Chairman — Eev. F. G. PurneU. 

Secretary — Rev. E. J. Thompson. 

Treasurer — J. W. Flewwelling. 

Assistant Secretary — Rev. .J. H. Sulston, to act in absence of secretary. 

Statistical Secretary — Rev. F. G. Purnell. 

Representative to C.C.M.S. and C.C.F.M.S.—Hev. F. G. Purnell. 



THE C0N"(iKEG.VT10NAL UXIOX OF N.S. AND N.B. 87 

Iki'prcscntalivf to CoUcfit Senate — Dr. Cox aud F. G. I'uniell. 

Superintendent of Young People's Work — Kov. f'. TaveruT. 

Union Preacher — Rev. J. II. Siilstoii. 

Alternate — Eev. C. Tavcuer. 

The Chairman then called upon the Kov. Carey WalteiH to address the 
meeting. Mr. Walters brought greetings to the Union, and spoke of the prin- 
ciples of Congregationalism, and emphasized the need of Faith, Freedom, and 
Fellowship. 

Dr. Day then spoke on the spiritual side of the Forward Movement, dealing 
with the vision of the restoration of the family altar and evangelism in the 
churches, with a new emphasis on worship and devotion. ■■ 

Eeligion must be linked up with the vital movements in the nation. Re- 
ligion must spend itself in the service of the nation, until Love, Justice and 
Righteousness are enthroned in the affairs of the nation. 

The speaker pleaded for Christian leaders in the nation, aud emphasized 
that there is no place of influence like that of the Christian ministry. 

In closing he spoke of Confidence, Fellowship and Service. 

The session closed with hymn and prayer. 

THE CONGREGATIONAL 'union OF NOVA SCOTIA AND NEW 
BRUNSWICK 

Thursday Evening. 

At 8 'clock a praise service was led by the Rev. F. G. Purncll. The Union 
was called to order at 8.15, when the minutes of the afternoon session were 
adopted. 

The Rev. F. G. Purnell, on behalf of the Union Committee, mo\'ed that the 
Union preacher for next year be Rev. J. II. Sulston; alternate. Rev. Camp- 
bell Tavener. 

And further that the following form the Apportionment Committee : Mr. 
J. W. Flewwelling, A. M. Anthony, John H. Sulston, and Chas. Durning. 

Mr. Tavener then gave a very warm aud cordial welcome to the Union, 
and the Rev. F. G. Purnell made a suitable response. 

The Chairman 's address on ' ' The Layman 's Place in Evangelism, ' ' which 
followed, was full of stimulating thought — God has a job for the layman. All 
laymen can assist in fiiuuu-c. The pastor should be relieved of financial 
anxieties. 

The layman should take charge of the Sabbath School, or Bible Class. He 
should be present at the prayer meeting; where can he do better work than in 
missionary enterprise? 

The public schools, politics, etc., offer a sphere for Evangelism. 

At the close of the address a collection was taken for the College. 

After the singing of a hymn the benediction was pronounced bv the Rew 
M. Kelly. 

Saturday Morning. 

The praise service at 9.30 was led by Rev. J. II. Sulston. At the business 
session following it was voted to accept the invitation of the <'hurch at Hem- 
ford, N.S., to meet there in 1920, and Mr. Campbell Tavener was duly ex- 
amined for ordination. 

Sunday jSIorning. 

The Union preacher was Rev. F. G. Purnell of Brooklyn, N.S., who de- 
livered a helpful address on the text, John 11, 39, "Take ye away the stones." 

The speaker mentioned the stones which are blocking the Church 's pro- 
gress to-day — skepticism, indifference, doubt and conservatism — urging his 
hearers to help in removing these stones. This is the task of the church to-day. 

The communion service which followed was presided over by Rev. M. 
Kelly. 



88 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

The chuix'h was well filled at the young people's service in the afternoon, 
presided over by J. W. Flewwelling. Eev. M. Kelly gave a stirring address 
on ' ' Reality in Eeligion, ' ' based on the text Acts 15, 39, and Rev. J. T. Tucker 
exhibited a chest full of curiosities obtained from the natives of Africa. 

The closing session of the Union took the form of an ordination service, 
the candidate being Mr. Campbell Tavener, who had been recently called to the 
churches of Noel, Lower Selmah, and South Maitland. 

Solos were rendered by F. Anthony and Rev. F. G. Purnell during the 
service, at the close of which the delegates joined halnds and sang "Blest Be 
The Tie," bringing to a conclusion the very successful meeting of the Union. 

John H. Sulston, 
Assistant Secretary. 



The Union Committee met on Friday, July 4th, when Rev. Matthew Kelly 
led in prayer. The minutes of the previous year were read, and the following 
recommendations were made: 

(I.) This Union desires to acquaint the J^ublishing Committee with the 
fact that last year they requested the Editor of the new Year Book to supply 
the Secretary of this Union with a proof of the minutes to be printe<l in the 
new Year Book, and that the Editor having entirely ignored such request they 
do strongly protest against such treatment. 

(II.) That the action of the Executive in giving consent to the proposal 
to sell the Parsonage at Kingsport in order to secure a better house be con- 
firmed. 

(III.) That the Union sit as an Ecclesiastical Council to hear Mr. Camp- 
bell Tavener 's statement of faith on Satiirday morning. 

(ly.) That a delegation consisting of the Revs. Matthew Kelly, E. J. 
Thompson, Geo. W. Ball, and F. G. Purnell be sent to Liverpool to confer with 
the people of Liverpool and Milton and to examine the Gorham will and trust 
deed. 

(V.) That this Union urge the churches on the South Maitland field to 
meet the financial challenge of the Missionary Society. 

(VI.) That the invitation from Hemford to meet in that church in 1920 be 
accepted. 

(VII.) That the letter from the Rev. G. W. Ball having been considered 
no action be taken. 

(VIII.) That the Executive act as a coinmittee between sessions for the 
purpose of arranging work in connection with the federation of churches. 

(IX.) That the Rev. Campbell Tavener be appointed superintendent of 
young people 's work in the Maritime Provinces. 

(X.) In view of the Forward Movement to be undertaken by the Congre- 
gational Union of Canada this fall under the leadership of Dr. Day, and in 
view of the greatly increased cost of living, the Congregational Union of Nova 
Scotia and New Brunswick, assembled at Noel, N.S., urges the necessity of 
our churches considering a revision of ministerial salaries. Many of our 
churches have in these and other provinces already given consideration to this 
matter, some of them being guided by the suggestion of $1,200.00 and a par- 
sonage as a minimum amount on which a family can live, but where the above 
standard is impracticable the Union earnestly suggests that each local church 
give immediate attention to this matter and see what it can do to meet the 
present situation by providing some increase in salary. 

(XL) That a message of appreciation be sent to Deacon Phillips of 
N.E. Margaree for his gift of .$450.00 towards our missionary work in Africa. 

(XII.) All the above recommendations were confirmed. 



THE COXGREGATIONAL UNIOX OF X.S. AND N.B. ^9 

(a) On behalf of the Business Committee Rev. F. G. Purnell moved that 
the entire expenses of the Secretary in connection with the Union work be fully 
covered. Carried. 

(b) That the Chairman appointed as representative on the C.C.M.S. if 
unable to attend the C.C.M.8. meetings be empowered to appoint one of the 
officers as substitute. Carried. 

The Finance Committee reported that expenses of delegates had been paid 
less 25 per cent., the expenses being $131. .50 and the collections $102. Deficit, 
$29.50. 

(XIII.) The following recommendations presented by the Eesolution Com- 
mittee were carried: 

(a) Resolved: That the Congregational Union of N.S. and N.B. place on 
record its deep appreciation of the visit of the Rev. W. Carey Walters of 
Jersey, of his inspiring messages, requesting Mr. Walters to convey to the Con- 
gregational Union of England and Wales, to the Colonial Missionary Society, 
the Hampshire Congregational Union, and the Congregational churches in 
Jersey, its thanks for the fraternal greetings received through him, which ar& 
most cordially reciprocated by the members of this Union. * 

(b) That this Union express their best thanks to Dv. Day, Revs. Matthe^ 
Kelly, and John T. Tucker for their, presence with us, and their powerful and 
inspiring messages. ^ 

^(c) That the Chairman be given the sincere thanks of this Union for hii 
timely paper on ' ' The Layman 's Place in Evangelism, ' ' requesting his per- 
mission that it may be given for publication in the Canadian Congregationalis't. 

(d) That the deepest sympathy of this Union be extended to all who have 
been bereaved of loved ones in the churches. 

(e) That the sincere thanks of the visiting part of this Union be given 
to the churches of Noel, Lower Selmah, and South Maitland for the royal way 
they have entertained us. 

(f) That this Union strongly recommend that the Congregational 
churches of N.S. and N.B. do their best in taking up the Forward Movement 
so well set forth by Dr. Day. 

(g) As the Secretary of the Union is anticipating a visit to England in 
the near future with Mrs. and Miss Thompson, we heartily wish them a goofl 
voyage, a pleasant stay, and a safe return, asking him also to convey to any 
Congregational churches he may visit in the homeland greetings from this 
Union. 



'-'0 OONGREGATIOXAL V£AE BOOK. 

CANADA CONGREGATIONAL WOMAN'S BOARD OF MISSIONS 

Honorary President — Mrs. Thos. Moodie, 66 Hutchison Street, Montreal. 

President — Mrs, Thos. Hill, 43 Tecumseh Avenue, London. 

Vice-President — Mrs. C. R. Crowe, 284 Woolwich Street, Guelph. 

Vice-Presidents {ex-oficlo) — The Presidents of the Branches. 

Corresi)onding Secretary — Miss L. M. Silcox, 4 Sussex Avenue, Toronto. 

L'ecording Secretary — Mrs. John W. Wickson, 5 Summerhill Gardens, To- 
?<?uto. 

Treasurer — Miss L. M. Miatt, 63 Forest Hill Road, Toronto. 

Considting Treasurer — Miss Emily Thompson. 

Assistant Treasurer — -Miss Isobel Thomas. 

Superintendents and Conveners, 1919-20 — Home Missions: Mrs. W. H. Ab- 
!>i>tt, Leunoxville, Quebec; Foreign Mission Supplies: Miss Edith Clark, To- 
f-onto; Acting Superintendent: Miss E. E. Snarr, 60 St. Mary St., Toronto; 
Literature: Mrs. Anderson, 44 Langlej Avenue, Toronto; Missionary Reading: 
Mrs. Peter Munroe, Maxville. Ont. ; Associate Members : Miss Helen M. Wright, 
L33 Mansfield Avenue, Montreal ; Systematic Giving : Mrs. A. J. Heath. 381 
West Hill Avenue, Montreal; Mission Bands and Circles: Mrs. (Dr.) Mc- 
Eweii, Maxville, Out.; Labrador Supplies: Miss Mary E. Allen, 13 Cumberland 
i-^treet, Toronto; Librarian: Mrs. Thos. Moodie; Editor of Leaflet: Mrs. M. M. 
lavage, 61 GuUbault Street, Montreal; Publication Committee: Mrs. E. A. 
Oble (Convener), 312 Wellesley Street, Toronto. 



CONDENSED MINUTES OF THE THIRTY-THIRD ANNUAL MEETING 

OF THE C.C.W.B.M. 

The thirty-third annual meeting of the Canada Congregational Woman "s 
Board of Missions, convened in Bond Street Congregational Church. Toronto, 
on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, May 27th, 28th and 29tb, 1919. There 
VTrerc eighty visiting delegates registered. 

The Executive met on Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 5 o 'clock. 

The first session of the conference was held on Tuesday evening, and took 
the form of a " Quiz ' ' on auxiliary work. Mrs. John Leslie, President of the 
Quebec Branch, very ably took charge of the meeting. Miss Florence McNair 
rendered a beautiful solo during the evening. 

Wednesday morning Mrs. Moodie led in the opening devotional exercises. 
On the recommendation of the Executive, Mrs. A. Robertson and Mrs. Weegai 
were appointed Minute Secretaries, and the various committees for the conven- 
tion were chosen. 

The reports of the superintendents of the Several departments \vere very 
encouraging. 

Genuine regret was manifested over the resignation of the President, Mrs. 
Moodie, and the Treasurer, Miss Thompson, also the resignation of the Super- 
intendent of Home Mission Supplies, Miss Edith McCallum. A lettergram was 
sent to the absent Treasurer, Miss Emily Thompson, assuring her of the love 
and gratitude of the Board. 

Sirs. Henrj' Wickson of Toronto gave a very hearty welcome to the dele- 
gates, and Mrs. Moodie responded, urging us to go forward and achieve greater 
things than ever for our Master. 

A hearty welcome was given to our two returned missionaries. Miss Mel- 
ville and Miss Emily MacCallum of Turkey, 



CANADA CONGREGATIONAL WOMAN'S BOARD OF MISSIONS 91 

Mi&s Sileox gave an excellent report, and it was an inspiration to all who 
heard it. 

Miss Miatt gave the financial statement. This, too, called for great thank- 
fulness. 

The noon Quiet Hours were conducted by Mrs. Thomas Hill of London, and 
Miss F. B. Eawlings of Forest, the devotional exercises being led by Mrs. 
Moodie, of Montreal; Mrs. W. T. Gunn, Toronto; Mrs. C. R. Crowe, Guelph; 
Mrs. Boehmer of Kitchener; Mrs. Eitehie of Brantford, and Rev. Dr. Milarr of 
Toronto. 

The Wednesday evening service was presided over by Rev. Dr. Milarr, of 
Bond Street. Rev. Ira W. Pierce, of Harpoot College, Turkey, addressed the 
meeting, speaking on the power of prayer. 

Mrs. Houston, of Calvary Church, Montreal, extended a very hearty in- 
vitation to the Board to meet there in 1920, which was unanimously accepted. 

The regular pledged work of the Board was reassumed. The action of 
the executive in sending out Mrs. Currie was sanctioned by the Board with 
joy. Another house for our missionaries is to be provided in Chisamba, and 
this is to be called the "Annie P. Moodie Cottage," after Miss Moodie, whose 
legacy of $500, left to the Board, provided for this building. It was decided 
to act in co-ordination with the Boston Board and increase the salaries "of our 
missionaries to $600 each. Another dormitory having been asked for, for our 
Girls' Boarding School at Chisamba, it was decided to make this an extra for 
1919-20, and ask for $500 at least for this purpose. This dormitory will be 
called ' ' Moodie Hall, ' ' after our retiring President. 

A dining hall, etc., has also been asked for, for the G.B.S., which is over- 
crowded at present. This wing has also been provided for by Mrs. W. P. Car- 
ter of Montreal, who will erect it as a memorial to her daughter, and the 
building will be known as "The Agnes Carter Lee Memorial." 

Miss Eawlings and Mrs. J. C. Bale were appointed to represent the 
C.C.W.B.M. at the C.C.M.S. and C.C.F.M.S. meeting in Hamilton. 

( There are no less than twelve volunteers for foreign service among the 
young ladies of our churches. Is not this a challenge to us? 

Greetings were sent to our missionaries in Africa and Turkey, and also to 
our Maritime Branch, soon to convene. 

Mrs. W. H. Black, of Montreal, was appointed convener of the P-nsiness 
Committee for 1920, and Mrs. Hugh Pedley, Montreal, convener of Resolutions. 

Thursday afternoon Miss Bessie McMurchy, secretary of the W.M.S. of 
the Presbyterian Church, gave a capital address. Miss McMurchy told of the 
various ways in which the Woman 's Boards in Canada could work together for 
the good of both Home and Foreign Missions, emphasizing the power of unity 
based on prayer. Dr. Gunn followed with a talk on the Forward Movement. 
Miss Eawlings spoke on the prayer card. 

Miss MacCallum, Principal of the American Collegiate for Girls at Smyrna, 
Turkey, was the speaker at the last evening meeting. Miss MacCallum gave 
a most thrilling .account of her experiences during the war. 

A vote of thanks to the hosts and hostesses was proposed by Mrs. Leslie 
and seconded by Mrs. Crowe. 

Hymn and prayer brought a very happy session to a close. The Board 
adjourned to meet in Calvary Church, Montreal, in 1920. 

EVA WiCKSON, 

Recording Secretary. 



92 



CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF C.C.W.B.M. 

For Year Ending May 17th, 1919 

RECEIPTS 

GuELPH Branch 

Bloomiugdale C. E : $ 5 00 

Fergus Ladies ' Aid 2 00 

Garafraxa Auxiliary 15 30 

Guelph Auxiliary '. $223 00 

Guelph Mission Band 25 00 248 00 

Kitchener Auxiliary 64 00 

Freeport Auxiliary 18 60 

Speedside Auxiliary 37 00 

Speedside Mission Band 24 20 61 20 



London Branch 

Embro Auxiliary . '. $179 10 

Embro Sunday School 33 GO 212 10 

Forest Auxiliary 92 67 

Forest Boys ' Club 30 00 

Forest Bible Class 5 00 

Forest Mission Band 10 00 

Forest Sunday School 3 00 140 67 

Frome Auxiliary 35 00 

London, First, Auxiliary 158 50 

London, Southern, Auxiliary $73 00 

London, Southern, Christian Endeavor 2 25 

London, Southern, Mission Band 43 50 

London, Southern, Young Ladies' Circle .... 5 00 123 75 

Stratford Auxiliary 10 00 

London C. H. J 15 00 

Watford Auxiliary 55 50 

Wingham Auxiliary 23 75 



Ottawa Branch 

Hopetown Auxiliary 

Kingston, Bethel, Auxiliary 

Kingston, Calvary, Auxiliary 

Kingston, First, Auxiliary 

Lanark Auxiliary $15 30 

Lanark Mission Band 25 00 

Maxville Auxiliary " 169 00 

Maxville Girls ' Mission Circle 5 00 

Maxville Willing Workers ' Mission Band ... 19 00 

Maxville King 's Own Mission Band 5 00 

Maxville Christian Endeavor 5 00 

MiddleviUe Auxiliary 

Ottawa, First, Auxiliary 

Ottawa, Welcome Zion, Auxiliary 

Ottawa Branch, Miscellaneous 



30 


50 


10 


50 


15 


50 


107 


20 



40 30 



) 203 


00 


18 


30 


111 


00 


11 


00 


160 


00 



$414 10 



$774 27 



$707 30 



1 10 


40 


4 


00 


45 


50 


1 266 


00 


1 14 


00 


35 


30 


45 


50 


) 115 


00 


30 


00 



canada coxcreoatldxal woman 's board of missions 93 

Paris Branch 

Brantioid Auxiliary $233 00 

Brantfoid Mission Band 5 00 238 00 

Burford Ladies ' Aid 5 40 

Burford Live Wire S. S. Class 5 00 

Bethel Auxiliary 
Elcho Auxiliary . 

Hamilton, First, Auxiliary 261 00 

Hamilton, First, Mission Band 5 00 

Sherkston Auxiliary 4 00 

Sherkston Young People 's Society 10 00 

New Durham Auxiliary 

Paris Auxiliary 

Scotland Auxiliary ^ 95 00 

Scotland Mission Band 20 00 

Paris Branch Miscellaneous 

$803 70 



, Quebec Braxch 

Ayers Cliff Auxiliary $21 78 

Ayers Cliff Y.P.S.C:E 35 00 

Ayers Cliff Sunday School 2 50 59 28 

Boynton Auxiliary 30 00 

Brigham Auxiliary 10 50 

Cowansville Auxiliary 61 60 

Cowansville Sunday School 38 40 1 00 00 

Danville Auxiliary 52 25 

Danville Y.L.M.B 30 00 

Danville Mission Bands 4 75 

Danville Junior Mission Band 2 00 

Danville Intermediate Mission Band 1 00 

Danville Asbestos Mission Band 1 75 

Danville B.C. of L.W 26 25 118 00 

Fitch Bay Auxiliary v^ 45 20 

Granby Auxiliary 19 1 75 

Granby Y.G.M.C 5 00 196 75 

Melbourne Auxiliary 30 00 

Melbourne Mission Band 15 00 45 00 

St. Andrew 's East Auxiliary 49 00 

St. Anne de Bellevue Union Auxiliary 8 00 

Sherbrooke Auxiliary ] 80 70 

Ulverton Auxiliary 10 00 

Amherst Park Auxiliary 40 20 

Calvary Auxiliary 306 80 

Calvary Mission Band 5 00 311 80 

Crystal Springs Auxiliary 10 00 

Emmanuel Auxiliary . . ; ;1,096 20 

Emmanuel Opportunity Mission Circle 90 00 1,186 20 

Point St. Charles Auxiliary 70 50 

Zion Auxiliary 74 28 

Quebec Branch. Miscellaneous 16 00 



$2,501 41 



94 congregational year book. 

Toronto Branch 

Bond St. Auxiliary $123 00 

Broadview Auxiliary • ■ . . 82 25 

Cobourg Auxiliary 106 00 

Cobourg Busy Bees Mission Band 5 00 111 00 

Coldsprings Auxiliary 22 40 

Dalston Auxiliary 16 40 

Edgar Auxiliary 16 00 

Northern Auxiliary 773 65 

Olivet Auxiliary . 1,120 80 

Olivet Primary Class 4 58 

Olivet, Mrs. Tod's Boys ' Class 5 00 

Olivet Christian Endeavor 35 00 1,165 38 

Pine Grove Auxiliary 19 00 

Eugby Auxiliary 172 25 

Stouffville Association Members 5 00 

Western Auxiliary 157 00 

Western Y. L. Dondi Mission Circle 60 00 

Western Maple Leaf Mission Band 5 00 222 00 

Toronto Branch, Miscellaneous — 

North West Gifts 38 85 

Two Old Zion Members 50 00 88 85 

$2,817 18 

Ontario, Miscellaneous 69 00 



$2,886 18 



Maritime Branch 

Beach Meadows 

Brooklyn 

Keswick Kidge 

Kingsport 

Liverpool ••.... 

Milton 

Pleasant River 

St. John Auxiliary 

St. John Sunday School 16 00 

Sheffield " 

Yarmouth 80 00 

Yarmouth Baby Baud 5 00 

Lower Selma 



The West 

Brandon -.•• $40 00 

Winnipeg Central Auxiliary 176 00 

Winnipeg Central Primary Class 5 00 

Winnipeg Crescent Auxiliary 

Cypress River Auxiliary 

Calgary Auxiliary 

Vancouver First Auxiliary 

Victoria Ladies ' Aid 



$24 


20 


61 


00 


108 


30 


9 


11 


47 


08 


13 


35 


13 


00 


49 


20 


) 65 


00 


53 


10 


) 85 


00 


12 


00 



) 181 


00 


110 


00 


15 


00 


35 


15 


25 


00 


35 


00 



$491 34 



$441 15 



canada roxgregatloxal woman's board of missions jt, 

United States 
Support of Girl, Savage Dearborn School, per Miss M. 

E. Norris, Holidaysburg $12 00 12 OU 

General Miscellaneous 

War Loan Dividends $81 00 

Life Membership, Miss Elizabeth Read 25 00 

Board Meetings, Miss Bead 's Outfit 68 35 

Deputation Work 12 17 

Bank Interest 76 25 

$262 77 

The Annual Affiliation Fee for Mission Bands is .$5.00, for Auxiliaries 
$10.00; Life Member's Fee, $25.00. Annual Membership Fee for one residing 
where there is no Auxiliary, $1.00. 

New Life Members for 1918-19. — Board, Miss E. Eead; Winnipeg Crescent, 
Mrs. Eannard; Hamilton First, Mrs. J. Greenaway; Eugby, Mrs. D. M. Harvie; 
St. Andrews East, Mrs. Margaret S. Lamb; Forest, Mrs. (Eev.) J. Murray; 
Western, Mrs. A. M. Bennett, in memory of her daughter; Cobourg, Mrs. John 
T. Field; Olivet, Mrs. M. H. Haight, in memory of her husband; Emmanuel, 
Mrs. George E. Williams; Watford, Mrs. Wm. Marwick; from her daugh- 
ter; Brantford, Mrs. F. K. Sanders; Forest, Annie Livingston; Northern, Miss? 
Edith Hipkin; Opportunity M.C., Mrs. C. A. Bennett; Hamilton First, Mr?. 
Edith Bishop; Brantford, Miss Mary Clyne; Olivet, Mrs. J. M. Gardner; 
Brantford, Mrs. Morgan Harris; Keswick Ridge, Mrs. Wm. Coburn, Sr. ; 
Guelph, Mrs. (Rev.) D. Spence; Cowansville, Mrs. James Johnson; Fitch Bay, 
Mrs. Wm. Dollaff. 

Annual Members: — Windsor, Miss Pearl Luekham, Mrs. Maxwell; Wel- 
landport, Mrs. Newbery. 

In Memoriam: — -Mrs. Howell, Mrs. Donald McDougall; Cowansville, Mrs. 
Draper; MaxviUe, St. Elmo, Mrs. J. F. McEwen; Olivet, Dr. M. H. Haight; 
Brantford, Mrs. Chas. Whitney, Mrs. Horace Forster; Olivet, Mrs. Chas. Smith; 
London, First, Mrs. J. B. Silcox, Miss Bessie Palmer. 

DISBURSEMENTS 
Expense Account — 

Printing : . $161 55 

Bank charges and postage 165 24 

Annual meeting 56 25 

Honorarium to Secretary 100 00 

' ' The Congregationalist ' ' to Missionaries 1 50 

Safety Box 3 00 

$487 54 

Pledged Work — Foreign — 

Salary of Miss M. W. Melville $418 78 

Salary of Miss Bell 575 00 

House Fund 25 00 

Annuity Premiums • • . . 190 92 

Girls ' Compound (upkeep) 50 00 

Girls' Boarding School (upkeep) 150 00 

Miss H. J. Melville 's Travelling Expenses : 675 85 

Miss E. Read's Travelling Expenses 610 17 

Miss E. Read 's Outfit 250 00 

Miss H. J. Melville's allowance 353 24 

Miss H. J. Melville, extra grant \ 70 00 

Ceylon — 

Bible Instruction in Government Schools 100 00 

$3,468 m 



96 



COXGREGATIOXAL YEAR BOOK. 



Pledged Work — Home — 

The East and West $1,000 00 

Foreign Work in the West 300 00 

From Maritime Branch . . .^ 128 00 



$1,428 44 



SPECIAL DONATIONS 

FOREIGN 

W. C. Africa — 

Native Teachers and Preachers 

Out-Station Teachers from Mission Bands .... 

Education of Boys and Girls 

Mrs. Currie 's Travelling Expenses, o|a 

Enlargement of Misses Melville 's House 

Miss Bell (personal) 

Deputation Work 

Boy in care of Mr. Steed 

To C. €. F. M. S.— 

The Currie Institute 

Allen and David Gunn Memorial School 

Boys at Chisamba 

Armenian Relief 

Serbian Eelief 

China — 

Native helper for Mrs. Falls 

Mrs. Falls (personal) 

Native Teacher, South China 

India — - 

Support of four orphans 

Native Preacher 

Leper Mission 

Sudhiana M. H. and M. S 

Zululand 

South America, Evangelical Union 

Home — ■ 

Christmas Gifts to N. W. . •. 

Freight for Rev. G. A. Sanden 

Labrador, Harrington 

W. C. T. IT., Willard Home. Toronto 



, $ 230 


00 


23 


95 


442 


20 


152 


50 


500 


00 


10 


00 


148 


00 


5 


00 


204 


00 


60 


00 


34 


35 


87 


58 


15 


00 


40 


00 


25 


00 


35 


00 


100 


00 


30 


00 


61 


25 


55 


00 


10 


00 


39 


90 


38 


85 


5 


00 


107 


40 


10 


00 



$1,511 Go 



298 35 



102 5S 



100 00 



246 



49 90 



161 



$7,854 92 $7,854 9i 



SUMMARY 

Balance from 1918 $ 1,745 15 

Contributions from all sources 9,377 22 



$11,122 37 



canada congregational woman's board ok missions 97 

Disbursements 

As per itemized list $7,854 92 

Balance on hand made up as follows: — 

Main wing of Hospital $ 621 14 

New Senior School Equipment 205 00 

MacCallum Memorial Fund 122 99 

Mrs. Currie 's Fund 1,060 00 

Transferred to Furlough Fund from G. F ^ 290 00 

Foreign Supplies 37 90 

Freight • • 52 57 

Smyrna (J. E.), Dougall Scholarship 75 00 

Miss Read 's Salary 30 00 

Miss Bell 's bush car 10 00 

General Fund . 852 85 

3,2,67 45 

$11,122 37 $11,122 37 

Balance on hand as above $3,267 45 

Assets — 

14 shares 2nd Dominion War Loan $1,400 00 

2 shares Victory Bonds 200 00 

$1,600 00 

EMn.Y THOMPSON, Treasurer. • 

LAURA M. MIATT, Acting Treasurer. 
Audited and found correct, 
W. B. UNSWORTH. 
May 19th, 1919. 



98 I'OXOREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 



PIK)V1DENT FUND SOCIETY 



OFFICERS OF THE BOAED, 1918-19 

llunoiary Life F reside ii I — Cliarles R. Black. 

C7(«ir7?ia/i— Cliai'les Giird. 

y ice-Chairman — Arthur Birks. 

Secretary — W. H. Black, Bell Telephone Co., Montreal. 

Treasurer — Thomas Moodie, 30 St. John St., Montreal, 

Board of Directors — Messrs. Charles Gnrd, W. A. Wood, T. B. Maeaulay, 
W.i W. O'Hara, A. McA. Murphy, W. H. Black, Arthur Birks, Thomas Moodie, 
Henry O'Hara, Toronto; B. W. Robertson, Kingston. 

W. & O. Branch, 20 Bemeficiaries 
Revs. W. T. Gunn, M.A., D.D., A. Margrett, W. H. Warriner, M.A., D.D., 
G. Ellery Read, R. G. Watt, B.D., M.' Kelly, J. T. Daley, B.A., D.D., Hugh 
Pedley, B.A., D.I)., J. G. Hindley, M.A., B.D., H. ,1. Kilbourn, Edmn Hobbs, 
B.D., J. K. Unsworth, B.A., A. F. Pollock, B.D., T. A. Munroe, B.A., H. I. 
Horsey, J. W. Ncwbery, AValter Cannon, E. Albert Cook, Ph.D., J. L. Alexander, 
B.D.yW. E. Gilroy, B.A., B.D. 

R. M. Branch, 13 Beneficiaries 
Revs. W. H. Warriner, M.A., D.D., A. Margrett, J. T. Daley, B.A., Hugh 
Pedley, B.A., D.D., C. C. Claris, G. Ellery Read, H. J. Kilbourn, J. K. Uns- 
worth, B.A., J. W. Xewbery, Walter Cannon, .1. Lambert Alexander, M. Kelly. 
W. K. Gilroy. 

R. M. Branih, -j Anxlitaxts 

Mrs. .lane Peacock, Mrs. M. E. Sanderson, Mrs. M. McKillicau, :Mrs. Han- 
nah Sykes, Mrs. M. B. Bolton. 

BY-LAWS OF THE CONGREGATIONAL PROVIDENT FUND SOCIETY. 

General By-laws 

I. — membership. 

1. As Beneficiary Members. — Ministers duly received by the Society 
through either of the branches hereinafter mentioned, and retaining their mem- 
bership in connection ^ith either fund in accordance with its by-laws. 

2. As Life Members. — Any person not being Beneficiary Members, who 
shall ha^•e paid to the fund Twenty Dollars at one time. 

3. As Annual Members. — Churches collecting for the fund, to be repre- 
sented at the annual meeting, or at any special meeting held in the year 
following the payment of their collection, by one delegate, who shall not be a 
Beneficiary Member. 

II. ADMISSION OF BENEFICIARY' MEMBERS. 

1. Any Congregational Minister in Canada who is in good -standing in 
the denomination and the Pastor of a Congregational Church or a Missionary 
of the Canada Cougregational Foreign Missionary Society, or a Professor in 
the Congregational College of Canada, may be admitted as a Beneficiary Mem- 
ber of either branch of the fund by a majority of four-fifths of the Directors 
present, at any meeting of the Board. 



PliOVILENT FL'XD SOCIF/I'V U9 

2. Before confirming the admission of any applicants, the Board of 
Directors may, if they think it necessary, make enquiries concerning their 
general health; and if the result of their enquiries proves unsatisfactory, 
the Directors may either decline to confirm the reception, or require such addi- 
tional remuneration as, in their opinion, would be sufficient to cover the extra 
risk. 

III. TERMINATION OF BENEFICIARY MEMBEK.SIIIP. 

1. Any Beneficiary Member, not an annuitant, ceasing to reside in 
Canada, shall thereby lose beneficiary claim on cither fund, but the amount 
of his annual subscription to the Widows' and Orphans' Fund shall be 
placed to the credit of his family, under the condition of Article Xo. XII., 
then to accumulate with interest at the rate of six per cent, per annum un- 
til his death, when it shall be paid to such person or persons as may be 
lawfully entitled to receive it. Beneficiary members of the Eetiring Minis- 
ters' Branch, ceasing to reside in Canada, shall cease to have beneficiary 
claim, but may, in special cases, receive relief from the fund to the amount 
of their subscriptions to the fund. 

2. Any Beneficiary Member leaving the Ministry or the denomination 
shall thereby forfeit all claim upon the fund, unless he has been a member 
for ten years; but after having paid ten years' annual subscriptions he 
shall have the privilege of withdrawing from the Society, and receiving as 
surrender value of his claim on its fund, an amount based upon the reasons 
of his withdrawal, as follows: If he leaves the country, but not the minis- 
try of the denomination, he shall be paid three-fourths of the total amount 
of his annual subscriptions; if he enters the ministry of another denomi- 
nation, he shall receive one-half of the total subscriptions paid; if he leaves 
the ministry, he shall be entitled to two-fifths of the total subscriptions 
paid. But no member shall be entitled to receive anything from the Society 
if he was not in good standing in the Congregational Union of Canada at 
the time of his withdrawal from the denomination or ministry. 

3. Any Beneficiary Member who may have been connected with the 
Society, as such, for a period of not less than five years, and who has paid 
all his annual premiums may, if he so desires, withdraw his membership from 
the Society, and claim a refund of two-fifths of the amount of the premiums 
paid in by him, if wife is still living. 

IV. — EE-ADMISSION OP BENEFICIARY MEMBERS. 

1. Any member returning to Canada (if permitted to resume his con- 
nection with the Widows' and Orphans' Branch) sjhall pay all arrears anci an 
additional rate of 20 cents per annum for each year of his absence, and the 
amount accumulated to the credit of his family shall relapse to the fund.- 

2. Any member resuming his connection with the Eetiring Ministers' 
Branch shall do so on conditions to be arranged by the Directors. 

V. — MEETINGS. 

1. An annual meeting of the Society shall be held at the same time and 
place as that of the Congregational Union of Canada, at which a report from 
the Directors and the Treasurer 's accounts shall be presented, Directors elected 
for the ensuing year and any other general business of the Society transacte 1. 

2. Special meetings of the Society may be held at its pleasure, express-ed 
at any meeting thereof, or at the call of the Directors. 

3. Beneficiary Members, in connection with either branch of the Fund, 
shall be entitled to attend and vote at all meetings of the Society. 

4. In case of a division, a majority of two-thirds shall be necessary to 
constitute a vote. 



100 CONGREGATIONAL YKAR BOOK. 

VI. — MANAGEMENT. 

1. The funds of the Society shall be held and managed by a Board of 
ten Directors (five to form a quorum), eight residing in or near the City of 
Montreal, to be elected annually by the Society. 

2. The Directors, when elected, shall, from their own numbers, choose a 
Chairman, Deputy-Chairman, Treasurer, and Secretary, and may make such 
standing rules for their own guidance (not being inconsistent with the Act of 
Incorporation and its amendments or by-laws), as they may deem needful, 
subject to the approval of the Society at the next annual meeting. 

3. They shall also have power to fill vacancies in their own number, shall 
be eligible for re-election, and shall hold office until their successors are ap- 
pointed and assume their duties. 

VII. — INCOME AND INVESTMENTS. 

1. The funds of the Society shall be derived from Annual Church Col- 
lections, Subscriptions, Donations and Legacies, the rates paid by Beneficiary 
Members, and the proceeds of investments. 

2. The amount received for Church Collections, or otherwise contributed 
for the general purposes of the Society, shall be divided between the Branches 
at the discretion of the Board; but money contributed from any source, and 
especially designated for either Branch, shall be so applied. 

3. The Funds shall be invested only in undoubted securities to be held 
on the Society 's behalf by the Chairman or Deputy-Chairman and the Treasurer, 
in the name of the Incorporated Society. 

4. Any investments or transfers from one investment to another shall be 
made only by vote of the Board. 

5. The Treasurer shall give such security to the Board for the funds iS 
his possession as they may from time to time require. 

VIII. DISPUTED CASES. 

In the case of any dispute arising between Beneficiary Members or An- 
nuitants and the Directors of the Society, each party shall choose an arbitrator, 
and these, if necessary, an umpire, whose decisions shall be final. 

IX. REVISAL OF RATES AND ANNUITIES. 

The amount of the rates of premium and annuities shall be reconsidered 
at each fifth annual meeting, reckoning from that held in 1863, and should 
any re-adjustment be needed such re-adjustment shall not be deemed to be a 
violation of good faith by Any parties whatsoever. 

X. ALTERATION OP BY-LAW^S. 

The By-laws of the Society may be enacted, amended or repealed at any 
annual meeting, provided that notice to such effect has been given at the 
previous annual meeting. But this shall not apply to the case provided for in 
By-law IX. / 

Widows' and Orphans' Branch. 

xi. beneficiary subscriptions. 

The following shall be the scale of rates, payable annually, by Beneficiary 
Members of the Widows' and Orphans' Branch: — 

1. By those received under thirty years of age, and by Alumni of the 
Congregational College of Canada, subscribing within twelve months from 
the date of their ordination, Ten Dollars. 

2. By those received over thirty and under forty years of age. Twelve 
Dollars. 



PROVIDENT FVND SOCIETY 101 

3. By those received over forty and under fifty years of age, Fourteen 
Dollars, 

4. By those received over fifty and under sixty years of age, Sixteen 
Dollars. 

5. By those received over sixty years of age, such a special rate as may 
be agreed to by the Society. 

6. All subscriptions to be payable semi-annually on the 1st of January 
and July, and if not paid within three months, to be subject to a fine of $1. 
If not paid within twelve months, due notice having been given by the trustees, 
the minister so in arrears shall be held to have withdrawn from connection 
with the fund. 

7. Any Beneficiary Member, w)io shall have paid thirty annual premiums, 
according to the above assessment, shall be exempt from further subscriptions, 
and shall maintain his status as a Beneficiary as before. 

XII. — ANNUITIES. 

There shall be paid from the funds of the Society to the families of the 
Beneficiary Members the following annuities: — 

1. To their Widows for life, or until re-marriage. Two Hundred Dollars 
per annum. 

2. To their Widows for each Son under the age of sixteen years, Thirty- 
five Dollars, but Seventy Dollars for the youngest child. 

3. To Guardians on behalf of Orphans, Seventy Dollars for the youngest 
and Forty-five Dollars for each other child, and two-thirds of what would have 
been payable to the Mother had she not deceased, until they attain the ages 
mentioned in the preceding section, provided, nevertheless, that the Directors 
shall have power to delay such payments to Guardians until they are satisfied 
that they will be properly applied. 

4. It shall be competent for the Society, on recommendation of the 
Directors, to continue an annuity to an Orphan by special annual grant beyond 
the period named in Article 2, should there be special reasons for so doing. 

Eetiring Ministers' Branch. 

xiii. — beneficiary subscriptions. 

The following shall be the scale of rates, payable annually, by Beneficiary 
Members of the Eetiring Ministers' Branch: — 

1. By those received under thirty years of age, and by Alumni of the 
Congregational College of Canada, subscribing within 12 months from the 
date of their ordination. Four Dollars per annum. 

2. Those received over 30 and under 35 years of age, Five Dollars per 
annum. 

3. Those received over 35 and under 40 years of age. Six Dollars per 
annum. 

4. Those received over 40 and under 45 years of age. Seven Dollars per 
annum. 

5. Those received over 45 and under 50 years of age. Eight Dollars per 
annum. 

6. Ministers over 50 years of age shall be received only on such terms 
as the Directors may agree to. 

7. Ministers who may pay at once, or for whom may be paid by their 
Churches or by others, a sum equal to the amount of fifteen years' purchase, 



102 COXGEEGATIOKAL YEAK BOOK. 

according to the age rate indicated above, may become Beneficiary Life 
Members. 

XIV. — ANNUITIES. 

» 

1. Beneficiary Members of this Branch having attained the age of 65 
years and having been compelled to resign the active duties of the ministry, 
shall be entitled to an annuity of $200 for life, payable quarterly, from the 
Retiring Ministers ' Fund ; but should there be any good or sufficient reason 
why it should not be paid — of which reason the Society shall be the sole and 
sufficient judge — it shall not be paid, anything in these by-laws to the con- 
trary notwithstanding. 

2. It shall bo competent for the Society, on recommendation of the 
Directors, to increase the annuity of any Beneficiary Member by a special or 
annual grant, not exceeding the sum of $100 per annum additional, and said 
grant may be made for life, by regular vote, after 12 months' notice given at 
any annual meeting of the Society. 

3. Should the income of either the Retiring Ministers' or Charitable 
Fund not be sufficient for the payment of annuities for which it is liable, it 
shall be right and proper for the Society to make such reduction, 'pro rata, 
on all annuities as will cover the deficiency, anything in these by-laws to the 
contrarj- notwithstanding. — See By-law XVI., Clause 2. 

XV. — CHARITABLE FUND. 

1. The proportion of Charitable Subscriptions, Donations, Legacies, and 
Church Collections available shall be placed to the credit of an account to be 
called the Charitable Fund, until the sum of One Thousand Dollars is secured, 
the interest of which only shall be available for grants or annuities. 

2. After $1,000 is secured, one-half of said Subscriptions, Collections, 
etc., shall be reserved to constitute an Endowment Fund, until the sum of $5,000 
has been secured. • 

3. The other half with the proportion of interest due to this account, 
shall be available for grants or annuities; but should the income in any year 
exceed the disbursements of that year, the surplus, after allowing a small 
balance for contingencies, shall be added to the Endowment. 

XVI. CHARITABLE ANNUITIES. 

1. The Society may, from the Charitable Fund, make special or annual 
grants to any aged or infirm Congregational Minister laboring in Canada, 
though not a Beneficiary Member. 

2. Should the Retiring Ministers ' Fund not be sufficient for the claims 
of annuitants, it shall be proper to supplement that Fund from the Charitable 
Fund. 

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATIONAL 
PROVIDENT FUND SOCIETY 

The Annual Meeting of the Congregational Provident Fund Society was 
held in the First Congregational Church, Hamilton, on Thursday, June 5th, 
1919, at 4.30 p.m. 

The President, Mr. Charles Gurd, occupied the chair. 

Rev. A. Margrett led in prayer. 

The minutes of last meeting were taken as read and adopted. 

The reports of the Secretary and Treasurer were read by Mr. Thos. Moodie, 
and, on motion of Mr. Moodie and Rev. A. Margrett, were received and adopted. 



PROVIDENT FUND SOCIETY 103 

Kcv. Dr. Hi]], seconded by Eev. T. W. Davidson, movod tliat lv<'\ . M. 
Kelly and Mr. Lome Johnstone of First Church, Hamilton, be a Coniniittee to 
promote the interests of the Society among the Ministers, with a ^ iew of 
securing additions to membership. 

Rev. Dr. Hill, on behalf of the C.C.F.M.S., thanked the Society for having 
made the change in Constitution Avhereby Missionaries are admitted to mem- 
bership. 

The United Brethren representatives were asked to give the Directors a 
statement of the method by which the $551.00, paid over by them to the So- 
ciety, is to be administered. 

Application for membership to both branches of the Society was made bv 
Rev. H. D. Whitmore, Rev. Frank Sanders, and by the C.C.F.M.S. on behalf 
of the E«v. J. T. Tucker, B.D., Rev. J. A. Steed, M.A., B.D,; Dr. Reuben S. 
Hall, and Mr. L. Gordon Catell. These applications were referred to the 
Board of Directors. 

The following were elected Directors for the ensuing year: Mr. Charleys 
Gurd, Mr. W. A. Wood, Mr. T. B. Macaulay, Mr. W. W. O 'Hara, Mr. A. McA. 
Murphy, Mr. W. H. Black, Mr. Arthur Birks, Mr. Thomas Moodie. Mr. W. E. 
Booth. Mr. S. H. Alexander. 

Mr. John Anderson was elected Auditor. 

Mr. Thomas Moodie was re-elected on Conditional Gifts Committ^'e. 

R^v. H. D. Whitmore, seconded by Eev. J. W. Newbery, moved that the 
thanJia of the Society be extended to the retiring Board for services rendered. 

The meeting adjourned. 

•James T. Daley, 

Minute Secretary. 



ANNUAL REPORT OF THE CONGREGATIONAL PROVIDENT FUND 

SOCIETY 

Your Directors would respectfully refer to the Annual Rejiort of the 
Treasurer, which fully reveals the financial transactions during the past year, 
and the present condition of the Society. 

Through the generous thoughtfulness of Miss Annie P. Moodie, the Re- 
tiring Ministers' Branch and the Widows' and Orphans' Branch have benefitted 
to the extent of $1,000 under the terms of her will. 

This is the second legacy we have received in recent years, and we would 
again remind our friends of the claims of this Society, and urge that when 
they are disposing of their estates they should bear in mind the very worthy 
and pressing work this Society undertakes, and look beyond the Society itself 
to the retired Ministers and their widows and orphans whom we aim to assist. 
No service of equal merit, reqnii'ing anything like equal talent and preparation, 
is performed for the public for so slight a financial reward as that of the de- 
voted men who fill our pulpits and minister to our spiritual needs. The claims 
of labour upon industry are fully recognized by the law in the case of acci- 
dents occurring in the course of employment, and are being more and more 
recognized in the direction of sick benefits and pensions. The principle that 
the industry must care for the worker is due for general recognition, and 
surely the Christian Church should lead the way and provide generously for the 
declining years of the men whose active lives have been devoted to its progress 
and upbuilding at so slight a financial reward. 

While our Fund is growing, and the amount of the pension has grown at 
a creditable ratio (25 per cent, for the last five years, and 3.3 1-3 per cent, for 
the previous five-year period), the amount of $2.50 per annum is grossly inade- 
quate as a pension, but can only be increased by increased contributions from 



104 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

our members. Too many of our churches neglect altogether the collection for 
the Provident Fund, and some of those who do subscribe might, we modestly 
think, do better. Very few reach the amount apportioned to them. May we 
commend this matter earnestly to the churches. 

In common with the whole body of Congregationalism, we suffered a severe 
loss by the death on the 5th August last of Mr. Henry O 'Hara, a member of 
the Board for a great many years, and at the last Annual Meeting appointed 
an honorary life member. By reason of distance, Mr. O'Hara was unable to 
attend the meetings of the Directors, but we relied upon his warm interest, and 
the objects we had in view always commanded his hearty support. 

Notice of motion was given at the last Annual Meeting as follows : 

"That at next Annual Meeting the By-laws be amended as follows: 

"By-law No. 1, Clause 1, after "Ministers" in line 1, add 'or mission- 
aries. ' 

"By-law No. 11, Clause 1, line 3, after 'Canada Congregational Foreign 
Missionary Society ' add ' or of The Canada Congregational Woman 's Board. ' 

' ' And that this matter be committed to the Board of Directors. ' ' 

The Board endorses this change. 

This matter, with the election of the Board of Directors and an Auditor, 
will come before you for action. 

Eespectfully submitted. 

W. H. Black, 

Secretary. 

Montreal, 2nd June, 191j. 



TREASUKER 'S REPORT 

The Treasurer can again report a good year. There has been an increase 
of seven churches contributing, 34 against 27 last year. Still a small propor- 
tion of the whole number of churches, and an increase of $59.21 in contri- 
butions. 

We have also to report a legacy of $1,000.00, duty paid, from the estate 
of the late Miss Annie Paterson Moodie (half to each Branch). 

In the Widows ' and Orphans ' Branch the increase in assets amounts to 
$2,716.04. We have carried $2,000 to capital account, lea%dng $697.00 at credit 
of revenue account. We have also opened accounts for Revs. J. L. Alexander, 
J. G. Hindley, W. E. Gilroy, and H. J. Kilbourn, they having left the country 
and come under By-law III., Clause I. 

Rev. H. Pedley, D.D., has withdrawn, and has been refunded $96, ac- 
cording to By-law III., Clause 3. 

We have five annuitants and nineteen beneficiaries. 

In the Retiring Ministers' Branch the increase in assets amounts to 
$3,387.33. We have carried $2,000.00 to capital account, leaving $911.78 at 
credit of revenue account. 

Rev. T. A. Munroe has joined this branch, paying a sum equal to fifteen 
years' premium as per By-law XIII., Clause 7, the first to take advantage of 
this privilege. 

We have no annuitants in this branch, but we have twenty-two beneficiaries. 

The investments are all in good shape. 

The financial statements duly audited are herewith presented. 

Thos. Moodie, 

Treasurer. 
Montreal, 2nd June, 1919. 



PROVIDENT FUND SOCIETY 105 

The following amounts were received too late for the report: 

Toronto (Broadview) $14 75 

Scotland • • 6 25 

Hamilton 1st 73 50 

St. John, N.B! 50 00 



$95 00 



WIDOWS' AND OKPHANS' BEANCH 
Treasurer's Statement for the Year Ending 31st May, 1919 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year $899 99 

Interest and dividends $3,789 02 

Less unpaid 150 00 

— 3,639 02 

Collections 50 

Beneficiaries 200 00 

Legacy, Miss Annie P. Moodie 500 00 



$5,239 51 

EXPENDITURE 

Annuitants $1,250 00 

Expenses • • • . . 154 98 

Mortgage 3,500 00 

Eefund, Eev. H. Pedley, D.D • 96 00 

Eoyal Bank of Canada 150 00 

Balance 88 53 



$5,239 51 



Mortgages $25,152 43 

Danville, Urbana & C. E 'way 5 % Bonds 925 00 

St. Louis and Springfield E'way 5% Bonds 3,400 00 

Montreal Loan & Mtge. Co. Stock at 150 % 18,712 50 

Eeal Estate Loan Co • • 600 00 

Eoyal Bank of Canada , 1,434 00 

Bank of Montreal 3,136 00 

Montreal Tramways Stock • • • . 740 00 

Montreal Tramways 5 % Debentures 414 00 

Victory Bonds hy^% 2,973 24 

Outstanding Interest 150 00 

Cash in Bank , , . . • • 88 53 



$57,725 70 
Assets, 1918 • • 55,009 66 



Increase ^ . . $2,716 04 



im^ 



CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 



CONTRIBUTIONS 31ST MAY, 1919 



ONTARIO— WESTERN ASS. 

Brantf ord $1.5 00 

Forest Central 8 00 

Garaf raxa 4 35 

Giielph 10 00 

Hamilton 1st 8 60 

London 1st 3 25 

►Speeds! de (2 years) 9 00 



$58 20 
14 75 



United Brethren 

CENTRAL ASSOCIATION 

Edgar 2 00 

Toronto, Northern 45 00 

Toronto, Western (2 years) . 22 00 

Toronto, Olivet '. 20 00 



$89 00 
EASTERN ASSOCIATION 

Kingston 1st (2 years) $20 00 

Kingston, Calvary 

Lanark 

Maxville 

Ottasva 1st (2 years) 

Ottawa, Welcome Ziou . . . 
Personal, B. W. Robertson. 

$117 20 



5 


95 


8 


00 


38 


25 


25 


00 


10 


00 


10 


00 



QUEBEC 

Cowansville 

Danville 

Granby 

Stanstead South 

Waterville 

Montreal, Zion 



$6 00 

12 00 

1 00 

10 00 

11 25 

35 00 

Montreal, Emmanuel 177 80 



Montreal, Calvary 
Ulverton 



MARITIME 



78 83 
6 00 



$337 88 



Brooklyn $3 00 

Cheboque 

Liverpool 

Yarmouth 

St. John 

Hemf ord 



5 00 
2 25 
7 00 
1 75 
10 25 



$29 25 



NORTH WEST 

Calgary $10 00 

Vancouver 1st 10 00 

Winnipeg Central 2 00 



$22 00 



WIDOWS ' AND ORPHANS ' BENEFICIARIES, 19 

Revs. A. Margrett, G. Ellery Read, A. F. Pollock, J. W. Newbery, R. 
Wilson Carr, A. E. Teale, J. T. Daley, D.D., T. A. Munroe, A. J. Orr, G. W. 
Ball, A. E. Mann, W. T. Gunn, D.D., W. H. Warriner, D.D., M. Kelly, H. I. 
Horsey, G. H. Craik, T. DeC. Rayner, P. V. Samson, M. H. Sanderson. 

WIDOWS' AND ORPHANS' BRANCH, ANNUITANTS, 5 

Mrs. Jane Peacock, Mrs. M. E. Sanderson, Mrs. M. McKillican, Mrs. M. 
B. Bolton, Mrs. E. M. Hobbs. 



RETIRING MINISTERS' BRANCH, 22 

Rev. A. Margrett, W. H. Warriner, D.D., M, Kelly, J. W. Newbery, R. 
Wilson Carr, P. V. Samson, M. H. Sanderson, W. T. Gunn, D.D., G. Ellery 
Re^d, A. F. Pollock, A. J. Orr, G. W. Ball, A. E. Teale, D. A. Armstrong, 
J. T. Daley, D.D., H. I. Horsey, G. H. Craik, T. W. Davidson, J. LyaU, A. E. 
Mann, T, A. Munroe. 



PROVIDENT FUND SOCIETY 107 

EETIRING MINISTEES ' BRANCH 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from last year $2,234 24 

Interest and Dividends $1,538 58 

Less unpaid 45 00 

1,493 58 

"Collections 

Beneficiaries ....•• 

Legacy, Miss Annie P. Moodie 

United Brethren Ass 



681 


34 


239 


00 


500 


00 


551 


00 



'The apportionment was $1,000.00; the result is 68%. 

EXPENDITURE 



$5,699 16 



Expenses $77 59 

Mortgages 4,500 00 

Balance 1,121 57 



$5,699 16 



Mortgages $18,347 57 

Eeal Estate Loan Co. of C 501 40 

Danville Urbana & C. R 'way 5 % Bonds 925 00 

Montreal Loan & Mortgage Co. Stock at 150 % 5,100 00 

Royal Bank of Canada Stock 856 00 

Montreal Tramways Stock 740 00 

Montreal Tramways 5 % Debentures » 414 00 

Outstanding Interest 45 00 

Cash in Bank 1,121 57 



$28,050 54 
Assets, 1918 24,663 21 



Increase $3,387 3c 



108 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

DEPAETMENT OF YOUNG PEOPLE'S SOCIETIES AND SUNDAY 

SCHOOLS 



President — Rev. D. A. Armstrong, 6 Secord Ave., Ottawa. 
Secretary-Treasurer — Eev. Prank Sanders, 17 Cork St., Guelph. 
Editor Young People's Department — Rev. T. D. Rayner, Watford, Ont. 

EDUCATIONAL SECRETARY 'S F. M. REPORT FOR THE CHURCH AND 
YOUNG PEOPLE 'S ORGANIZATIONS. 

We have to report that the tarrying out of our work this past year has 
been under considerable handicap, owing to the ravages of the influenza during 
the fall and winter months, when it was necessary to push the work of this 
department. The promised and anticipated visit of your Secretary to Boston 
had to be indefinitely postponed. The offerings for our work could not in 
many instances be taken on the usual dates; while the work in our Sunday 
Schools and Young People 's Societies was quite seriously interfered with, and 
the work in general much disorganized. This, too, being the first year that your 
Educational Secretary was in charge of the whole F. M. Educational work, a 
great deal of time had to be spent in feeling out the situation. This was neces- 
sary as a preliminary step before we could lay plans for systematic work on an 
intelligent basis. Consequently, we have spent much time in the gathering of 
information, securing statistics, procuring key men and in becoming acquainted 
with the methods and plans already in vogue for bringing the work of F. M. to 
the attention of our young people and of our churches. And while we are not 
able to present a complete report we have been able to make considerable pro- 
gress. And in the gathering of this information much valuable assistance was 
given by our F. M. representatives in the <lifferent associations. Our chief 
difiiculty in promoting our plans, however, is found in the lack of co-operation 
on the part of our church officials, lay and ministerial, who have been slow to 
forward the information desired and requested. This difficulty we hope in time 
to overcome and get into closest touch with all our churches. Meantime, let 
us express our sincere appreciation of those who have so kindly assisted the 
department in every possible way. 

The following is a brief account of our activities for our denominational 
year just ended: Envelopes and circulars were sent out to all our churches in 
time for the annual offering in November last; also for the S. S. and Y. P. S., 
with the request for an offering from each. And while the report is not com- 
plete with regard to the gifts received, there are many indications of quicken- 
ing interest, particularly on the part of our young people, where in many in- 
stances F. M. matters are carefully and systematically presented. Just here is 
the hope of our F. M. enterprise. For if we interest the children and secure 
their co-operation, we will, in the near future, have a mighty factor in the 
development and support of our Chisamba Mission and Dondi Institute. There 
have been many indications the past year of the interest of the children in our 
work, although their gifts cannot at present be tabulated, owing to. the fact 
that their gifts have not been separately recorded. We are able, however, to 
report general and generous responses to the appeals for the Armenian Relief 
Fund. Many schools, too, have raised War Bonds, and have also contributed to 
the support of African children as a result of Mr. Steed 's tour of the churches. 
We have further to report that the fund for the David and Allan Gunn 
Memorial School has been practically completed. One thousand and nineteen 
dollars and twenty-four cents had been previously contributed, and $500 more 
has been promised, of which amount $141.25 has already been paid. 



Y.P.S. AND S.S. EDirCATIOXAL SOCIETIES 109 

Nine copk's of "The Christ'iMn Occupation of Africa," forwardod through 
the courtesy of the A. P>. ('. F. M. from the surplus stock, have been 
distributed. 

One hundred copies of missionary ammunition entitled, "The Money 
Test," were purchased and sent to ail the ministers in the denomination. 

Also 100 copies of missionary ammunition entitled, "The Call to F. M. 
Service," have been purchased and similarly distributed. 

Three copies of "The Story of Chisamba Retold," were sold by your 
Secretary during the year. Free literature has also been sent out on request 
to leaders in our Y. P. work, one of whom, Miss FuUerton, of Victoria, is now 
under appointment by the Woman's Board for Africa. 

We further recommend to our churches the following missionary literature : 
Books : 

"The Lure of Africa." 40c. and OOc. 

"An African Trail." 35c. 

"African Adventures." 30c. and 40c. 

"The Moflfats." 60c. and 40c. 

' ' Uganda 's White Man of Work. ' ' 

"Livingstone the Pathfinder." 60c. and 40e. 

"Mary Slessor of Calabar." $1.60. 

' ' The White Queen, ' ' the edition published for the young people. 35c. 

Very attractive. 
" The Story of Chisamba Retold. " 60c. 
Wall Maps' from 25c. to $1.25. 
Periodicals : 

"The Missionary Review of the World." $2.50. 
"The World Outlook," published by the Methodist Board. $2.00. 
"The Missionary Herald." 75c. 
' ' Life and Light. ' ' 60c. 
More scholarly publications are: 

"The International Review of Missions." $2. 
"The Moslem World." ' $1.25. 

We recommend also the literature of our Woman's Board, of which a list 
can be secured from them. 

Your Secretary has also been made a member of tlu' Quebec Cong. S. S. 
Board, and further, has in hand the recoiving of applications for registration at 
the summer Mit^sionary Conference at Knowlton, under the direction of the 
Missionary Educanon Movt., July 10-17, and Miss Rawlings has been asked to 
receive applications for the Whitby Conference, .Tune 30th-.luly 7th. Both will 
be glad to send names of all who can attend. 

In conclusion, we would recommend that pastors and leaders push our 
F. M. work vigorously during the coming year. It will abundantly repay us. 
Therefore, let us not be reticent about pressing the claims of this work oa the 
attention of our people. Preach missions, pray for their success. Become 
possessed of the missionary spirit and give the evangelization of the world a 
big place in the programme for the coming year, and we will find that our own 
lives and the life of the church will be greatly advanced thereby. 

We also request that every church S. S. and Y. P. S. appoint a key man to 
look after the interests of F. M. in these various departments where this has 
not already been attended to. Also, that the gifts from the churches, S. S. 
and Y. P. S. be recorded separately in remitting to the treasurer. And lastly, 
that we all co-operate to make this the best year in our F. M. history. 
Respectfully submitted, 

A. F. Pollock, 

Jul neat ioiial Sccretanj of the C. ('. F. M. S., 

Granby P.Q. 



110 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

EEPOKT OF SLIDE DEPAETMENT 

During the Fall of 1918 your Lantern Slide Department received many- 
letters from our congregations and dates were arranged for our various sets of 
slides. In addition a few of our pastors asked for extra slides, such as hymn 
sets and sets on the Holy Land. The Presbyterian Lantern. Slide Department 
placed an advertisement in the Congregationalist and the two departments 
worked in harmony. The " flu " caused a general cancelling of dates and the 
re-arrangement of the plans in the local churches made it impossible to recover 
the lost ground. 

The sets have been used to great advantage and blessing during the year. 
Much correspondence was carried on with various congregations in connection 
with the use of slides in church sei'vices, many questioning the propriety of such 
use. Your secretary' has tried to be faithful in fundamentals, but is a strong 
advocate for the use of slides, especially for song services. The Methodist 
Church in the States is not alone putting a large sum of money into slides, but 
are renting the very best films for moving pictures, illustrating various Bible 
characters. Winnipeg churches are introducing films, and claim great success. 
The Presbyterian Church is spending a large amount this year in an effort to 
supply a greatly increased demand throughout Canada. 

Your Secretary is aware that many of our congregations have used tlie 
sets owned by our own church, and recommends the Lantern Slide Secretary 
for the coming year to secure lists of suitable sets of slides from the larger 
centres, and have these printed and sent to each of our ministers and officers of 
our Young People 's Department. We also recommend the purchase of a few 
illustrated standard hymn sets. The cost would be relatively small, and the 
sets would pay for themselves in the course of a year or two. We should also 
have a first-class set of "Home Mission" slides available. A set of slides on 
"Canadian Congregationalism" would be of great educational value. 

There is no financial statement. Your secretary has enjoyed the small ser- 
vice involved, and the obligations met for repair of slides and correspondonce 
need not be considered. 

Faithfully your.';, 

Bertram Nelles, 

Lantern Slide Sccretani. 



* ASSOCIATION DIRECTORY IJl 

ONTAEIO— TORONTO AND CENTEAL DISTRICT ASSOCIATION 

Name of Church Name of Minister Secretary 

Barrie Wm. Hipkin Mrs. A. G. Goclden, Barrie. 

Churchill Rev. Jones H. Gibbons, R.R.2, Acton P.O. 

Cobourg Vacant A. W. Hayden, Coboiirg P.O. 

Cold Springs Vacant I. H. Davidson, Camborne P.O. 

Dalston Mr. Knighton J. M. Baldwin, R.R. 1, Barrie. 

Edgar Mr. Knighton W. Thompson, Shanty Bay. 

Rugby . .Mr. Knighton Jos. Langman, R.R. 1, Orillia P.O. 

Humber Summit Geo. M. Blackett ...B. Wallis, R.R. 2, Weston P.O. 

Pine Grove Geo. M. Blackett ...J. E. Warren, Woodbridge P.O. 

Toronto. 

Bond Street Wm. G. Milarr, D.D..C. Fry, 12 Gififord St. 

Broadview Wm. Hy. Thomas . . . H. D. Rooke, 208 Broadview Ave. 

Northern R. McLeod E. J. Joselyn, 45 Charles St. E. 

Olivet Albert Margrett . . . .D. L. Graham, 87 Hazelton Ave. 

Western .R. B. Nelles J. M. Robertson, 18 Albany Ave. 

Zion (Closed) 



ONTARIO— WESTERN ASSOCIATION 

Name of Church Name of Minister Secretary 

Brantf ord W. I. Thompson . . . . -T. C. Coles, 54 East Ave. 

Burf ord Supply T. A. Telf er, R.R. 2, Burf ord. 

New Durham Supply E. Henderson, R.R. 2, Harley P.O. 

Embro E. G. Warren Geo. Forbes, Embro. 

Forest, Central .John Murray Miss Jennie Smith, Forest. 

" Plympton ..John Murray Duncan Smith, R.R. 5, Forest. 

" Lake Shore .John Murray Wm. Eraser, R.R. 3, Forest. 

' ' Ebenezer ... 

Frome Wm. Cox Sadie M. Silcox, R.R. 3, Shedden. 

Lawrence Wm. Cox Mungo McNabb, R.R. 4, lona Sta. 

Garafraxa , . Jas. Plant A. E. Smith, R.R. 4, Belwood. 

Speedside .Jas. Plant Mi'. R. Freure, R.R.o, Roekwood. 

Guelph Vacant A. M. Mitchell, 9 Douglas St. 

A. J. Barnard, 

Hamilton, First B.A., B.D. . . W. D. Muir, 180 Fairleigh Ave. S. 

" Immanuel .F. Chorley G. W. Hubbard, 465 Main St. W. 

Kincardine Pres. Supply 

London, First M. Kelly F. W. Robins, 124 Wortley Road. 

' ' Southern . . W. H. A. Claris L. R. Anderson, 502 Horton St. 

Paris Wm. Paley ! . . . R. E. Paine, Warwick St. 

Scotland A. E. Mann M. Halliday, Scotland. 

Stratford G. A. MacKenzie .... J. D. Woltz, 53 Norman St. 

Tilbury G. Atkinson Hy. Burgess, R.R. 3, Tilbury. 

Woodstock Vacant Writo Dr. Gunn, Toronto. 

Watford T. de C. Rayner -Miss E. Craig, Watford P.O. 

Warwick T. de C. Rayner F. H. Thompson, R.R. 2, Watford. 



112 CONGREGATIOXAL YEAR BOOK. 



ONTABIO— EASTERN ASSOCIATIOiSr 

Name of Church Name of Minister Secretary 

Kingston, First R. D. TannaMll J. H. Davis, 210 Union St. 

' ' Bethel . . . Supply Wm. Lomax, 29 Eussell St. 

' ' Calvary . ^F. G. MacKenzie . . . Miss E. Eevell, 9 Cataraqui St. 

Lanark Vacant .Tas. Watt, Lanark. 

Middleville Duncan McCoU John N. Mather, Miildleville. 

Hopetown Duncan McColl T. F. Gunn. R.R. 4, Lanark. 

Rosetta Duncan McColl R. S. Rodger, R.R. 5. Almonte. 

Ottawa. First W. E. Baker M. T. Lamb, 222 Cleman Ave. 

" W. Zion . . .D. A. Armstrong . . . .G. W. Paterson, 583 Echo Drive. 

* ' South Vacant 

Maxville H. D. Whitmore . . . .Mrs. D. C. MeDougall, Maxville. 



QUEBEC ASSOCIATION 

Name of Church Name of Minister Secretary 

Ayers Cliff Churchill Moore ....Mrs. W. ReXford, Ayers Cliff. 

" Boynton. .Churchill Moore ....Mrs. W. Rexford, Ayors Cliff. 

Brigham Miss F. M. Hawke, Brigham. 

Covvausville M. H. Sanderson . . . .H. L. Rinter, Cowansville. 

Danville 

"Federated" L. A. Maclean, B.A. .L. E. Findlay, Danville. 

Ulverton G. H. Craik E. F. Johnston, Ulverton. 

Eaton Vacant Dr. Warriner, Montreal. 

Franklin Centre . . . .Student Sup VV. H. Trainer. Franklin Centre. 

Fitch Bay R. W. Carr Mrs. O. VV. Brown, 

R.R. 2, Ayors Cliff. 

Granby A. F. Pollock, B.D. . . 1. G. Fuller. Granby. 

Melbourne G. H. Craik A. Alexander. Melbourne. 

Stanstead South . . . . E. LeRov Rice, B.A. .Miss M. Dorman, Rock Island, Que. 

Sherbrooke G. Ellery Read F. S. Rugg, K.C., 

42 Wolfe St., Sherbrooke. 

Waterville A. E. Teale. L. Larson, Waterville. 

Alontreal. 

Zion Vacant Geo. A. Moore, 

359 Quebec Ave., Outremont, Que. 

Fairmount Write Judge Leet. Montreal. 

Emmanuel .George Adam Geo. E. Williams, 

385 Clarke Ave., Westmount. 

crystal Springs G. H. Xnighton H. W. Hills, 3536 St. Andre St. 

Point St. Charles ...H. A. Carson, B.A. ..I. Papps, 741 Wellington St. 

Calvary .T. W. Davidson G. McGarry, (5 Ingleside Ave. 

Amherst Park E. D. Hughes Dr. Warriner, Cong. College. 

Union A. E. Gregory, B.D. .R. Valentine, 157 Lusignan St. 

St. Ann's E. I. Hart ." Prof. A. W. Kneeland, 

St, Ann 's (Federated) Macdonald College, Que. 



ASSOCIATION' DIRECTORY 



113 



NORTH WEST PROVINCES AND BRITISH COLUMBIA 



Name of Church Name of Minister 



Secretary 



Alberta and 
Saskatchewan 

Calgary, Alta. . . . 



Carlton Union, Sask..B. 

Skipton B. 

Balmoral B. 

Ottawa B. 

Glyndyr, Sask W. 

Landis, Sask T. 

Pinwheny T. 

Porters Settlem'tT. 

Naseby Circuit, Sask.R. 

Crane Creek . . . . R. 

Cando R. 

Loverna P.O., Sask. .W 

British Columbia. 



.Dr. Rolph, Carlton Union, Sask. 



■ Write Rev. Morris. 



. P. V. Samson C. R. Wonnscott, 

3810 Centre St., Parkhill, Calgary. 
Rolph, D.D. „ 
Rolph, D.D. . . 
Rolph, D.D. . . 
Rolph, D.D. . . 
T. Morris .... 
I. Williams, 

B.A., B.D. . . S. Johnson, Landis. 
I. Williams, 

B.A., B.D. ..Roy Hart, Landis. 
I. Williams, 

B.A., B.D. .. 

Holloway Write R. HoUoway. 

Holloway Write R. HoUoway. 

Holloway Write R. Holloway. 

Dalton Write W. Dalton, Loverna, Sask. 



Vancouver, First ... .A. E. Cooke G. Hiesler, S43 Davie St. 

' ' Knox .... Rented Dr. Gunn, Toronto. 

" Grand ViewRev. W. P. Goard ...W. H. Lewthwaite, 258(i Eton St. 

" Kitsilano.R. McKay I. G. Forrester, 2455 Cornwall St. 

Victoria W. O. Spence E. .1. Smith, 80 Dallas Rd. 

Manitoba. 

Brandon Rev. F. W. WestwoodThos. Dorsett, 134 7th St. 

Winnipeg, Central . . B. H. Staulf er A. R. Maclean, 479 McDermot Ave. 

" Institute .B. H. Stauffer C. A. Moor, 282 Furby St. 

' ' Crescent . . Vacant F. Stevens, 936 McMillan Ave. 

IiMssian German Work 

Calgary, Alta Rev. A. Sakowsky ...Write Dr. Gunn, Toronto. 

Beiseker Zion Vacant S. Eszeingcr, Beiseker, Alta. 

Mayton Vacant Paul Anhorn, Three Hills, Alta. 

Thrasher 

Newburg, Alta R. Otto .Tottlieb Zahn, Hanna, Alta. 

Peace R. Otto Jottlieb Fasthnar, Hanna, Alta. 



Dowling Lake 
Leader, Zion, Sask. 
Westerham, Sask. . 

Estuary, Sask 

Hilda, Sask 

Klein Flats, Sask. 
K inearth, Sask. . . . 

Piapot 

Walsh 



. R. Otto Write R. Otto. 

G. I. Reiker Ernst Frei, Leader, Sask. 

G. I. Reiker David Schimpf, Estuary, Sask. 

G. I. Reiker 

G. I. Reiker 

G. L Reiker 

Rev. J. D. Grose . . . .Rev. .1. I). Grose, Edmonton. 

Rev. J. D. Grose, Edmonton. 

Rev. J. D. Grose, Edmonton. 



114 CONGREGATIONAL YEAR BOOK. 

NORTH WEST PROVINCES AND BRITISH COLUMBIA 

Irvine, Alta H. Trelse H. Treise, Irvine, Alta. 

Friedens H. Treise, Irvine, Alta. 

Sehuler H. Treise, Irvine, Alta. 

Bethel H. Treise, Irvine, Alta. 

Forres 

Swedish Work, Alta: 

Wetaskiwin, Alta. . . . Vacant Carl R. Eliason, Wetaskiwin, Alta. 

Teof orcl 

New Sweden ... 

Highland Park Vacant Write Dr. Gunn, Toronto. 

Meeting Creek ..... .Vacant Write Dr. Gunn, Toronto. 

Carlstadt N. C. Barrie N. C. Barric, Carlstadt, Alta. 



UNITED BRETHREN 

Name of Church Name of Minister Secretary 

Kitchener Wm. Parker E. G. Sahte, 28 Willow St. 

Blenheim Vacant Write I. W. Newberry, Shirkston, Ont. 

Gainsboro A. J. Orr Wm. Mitchiner, St. Anns, Ont. 

Listowel Vacant H. Hallman, Listowel. 

Port Elgin Vacant Write I. W. Newberry, Sherkston. 

Shelburne -I- B. Backus Write Pastor. 

Sherkstone J. W. Newbery E. Zavitz, R.R. 1, Port Colborne. 

Waterloo Vacant J. H. Shepherd, R.R. 2, Waterloo. 

Zion M. T. Walker J. G. Wills. R.R.I, Marshville. 



STATISTICS OF CHURCHES 



115 



SUMMARY 



Under Pastoral Care — 

Nova ScoHa and New Brunswick. 

(Quebec , 

Eastern Ontario 

Toronto, Out.ario 

Western Ontario 

United Brethren 

North-West and British Columbia . 

Total 

Received on Profession of Faith — 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 

Quebec 

Eastern Ontario 

Toronto, Ontario 

Western Ontario 

United Bretjiren 

North-West and British Columbia 

Total 

Membership — 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick . 

Quebec 

Eastern Ontario 

Toronto, Ontario 

Western Ontario 

United Brethren 

North-West and British Columbia 

Total 



1919 



2.0(36 
7,000 
2,210 
5,820 
4,877 
2,250 
7,724 



32,54/ 



11 
89 
19 
72. 

154 
36 

133 



514 



895 
3,171 

913 
2,.594 

2,074 

813 

2,855 



13,315 



Sunday School 
Teachers and Officers — 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 99 

Que';ec 242 

Eastern Ontario 104 

Toronto, Ontario 173 

Western Ontario 240 

United Brethren 134 

North-West and British Columbia 213 

Total 2,205 



116 congregational year book. 

Scholars ox Roll — 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 397 

Quebec 1,724 

Eastern Ontario 817 

Toronto, Ontario 1,509 

Western Ontario 1,729 

United Brethren 870 

North-West and British Columbia 2,159 



YoiixG People's Societies 



Membership — 



Total 9,205 

United with Church — 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 1 

Quebec 42 

Eastern Ontario '8 

Toronto, Ontario 18 

Western Ontario 39 

United Brethren 18 

North-West and British Columbia 37 



Total 163 



Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 107 

Quebec _. 320 

Eastern Ontario 175 

Toronto, Ontario 355 

Western Ontario 267 

United Brethren 96 

North-West and British Columbia « . . . . 187 



Total 1,507 



United with Church — 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick 

Quebec 21 

Eastern Ontario 6 

Toronto, Ontario 20 

Western Ontario 16 

United Brethren 

North-West and British Columbia 17 



Total 80 



STATlS'nC.S OF CHURCHES 117 



FINANCES 



SUMMA«f 



Value Chukch Property — 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick $ 87,850 00 

Quebec 541,100 00 

Eastern Ontario 157,800 00 

Toronto, Ontario 597,350 00 

Western Ontario 224,200 00 

United Brethren 46,750 00 

North-West and British Columbia 553,150 00 

Total $2,208,200 00 

Debt on Property — 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick ,$1,870 00 

Quebec 11,800 00 

Eastern Ontario 20,200 00 

Toronto, Ontario 54,503 00 

Western Ontario 8,200 00 

United Brethren 2,530 00 

North-West and British Columbia 9,460 00 

Total , $193,703 00 

Eaised for All Purposes — 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick $11,911 59 

Quebec 67,688 32 

Eastern Ontario 19,542 88 

Toronto, Ontario . 55,864 11 

Western Ontario 35,183 30 

United Brethren •. 8,120 44 

North- West and British Columbia 43,558 20 

Total $241,868 84 

Amount for Home Missions — 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick $281 92 

Quebec 2,097 21 

Eastern Ontario 587 85 

Toronto, Ontario 2,021 10 

Western Ontario 1,116 73 

United Brethren 452 55 

North- West and British Columbia 999 10 

Total $7,551 46 



118 congregational year book. 

Foreign Missions — 

Nova' Scotia and New Brunswick $239 35 

Quebec '. 1,602 27 

Eastorn Ontario 1,199 76 

Toronto, Ontario 2,190 89 

Western Ontario 2,533 49 

United Brethren 508 65 

North-West and British Columbia 671 00 

Total $8,945 41 

Women's Board — Home and Foreign — 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick $477 72 

Quebec 1,450 50 

Eastern Ontario 550 24 

Toronto, Ontario 1,999 54 

Western Ontario 902 46 

United Brethren 60 70 

North-West and British Columbia 70 24 

Total $5,511 40 

For College — 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick $60 55 

Quebec 829 55 

Eastern Ontario 116 77 

Toronto, Ontario 146 30 

Western Ontario 124 02 

United Brethren 12 00 

North-West and British Columbia 12 75 

Total $1,301 94 

For Union Fund — 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick $89 86 

Quebec 426 28 

Eastern Ontario - 94 90 

Western Ontario 215 06 

Toronto, Ontario 194 20 

United Brethren 32 00 

North-Wetst and British Columbia 16 50 

Total $1,068 80 

For Provident Fund — 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick $15 50 

Quebec 316 66 

Eastern Ontario 70 70 

Toronto, Ontario 108 45 

Western 100 40 

United Brethren 8 00 

North-West and British Columbia 4 00 

Total $623 71 



statistics of churches 110 

Amount in Wunday School — 

Nova Scotia and New Brunswick $r.77 .54 

Quebec 2,916 88 

Eastern Ontario 1,679 7U 

Toronto, Ontario 3,863 03 

Western Ontario 2,535 14 

United Brethren 602 72 

North-West and British Columbia , . . 2,249 16 



Total $14,224 26 

Young People's Societies — 

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